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Band News 2012
Christmas Carols - Pictures
A New Arrival!
Last of the Summer Jobs
Julie's Wedding - August
Congratulations to Simon & Clare Suter on the birth of their daughter
Jessica on 2nd November.
"Jessica Lucy Suter born at 16.28 on Friday 2nd November weighing
4lbs 14oz. Arrived a bit sooner than expected but gorgeous nevertheless!
Mummy and daddy Simon Suter very proud. "
Concert Picture Galleries - 23rd/24th June
Horniman Gardens - 4th June
Ex Back Row Cornet player, Julie Pilgrim, got married during a short trip
to the UK from New Zealand.
Clare Suter writes;
Julie Pilgrim came back from New Zealand earlier this month for her wedding
to Michael (who played with us a few times but also used to play with Fulham)
- Kirsty and I represented the 'back row babes' at the evening reception
- I took a few pics. It really was a 'flying visit' here as she and Michael
were flying back the day after the wedding. They are both really enjoying
it in New Zealand and are not sure when they're next back again but it
was lovely to see them."
Congratulations from all the band and we all wish you and Michael every
happiness for the future!
Charlton House - 27th May
It was nice to be back at Horniman in the Spring. The rain just held off
Thanks to John Hargreaves who stood in for Mike as our MD. Pictures
SCABA Entertainments Contest, Crawley - 20th May
Thanks to the Charlton Heritage Trust for inviting us to play at this lovely
Jacobean House in glorious spring sunshine
Second Prize in the B Section! We were awarded 'The Harry Vickers Memorial
Trophy' & Certificate. Silverware for Palace at last! Pictures.
Well done team and a special thanks to our soloists, Muhamad Badri, Dave
Howell, Dave Maher and our tireless MD, Mike Gray. Many thanks also for
the many supporters sending in messages of congratulations, including ex
CPB member David Banks-Broome on our Guestbook. (He featured in the 1966 Band Pic).
Our selection was the March 'Army of the Nile', a 'Song from the Auverne',
'Star Trek', 'Ive got you under my skin' & 'Doyen'.
See the Ranking Table
||Epsom & Ewell
||St Sebastian Wokingham
||Berkshire County Youth
||Roy T Fuller
Broadstairs - 13th May
You've Gotta Start Young!
First Concert of the Season. Some sun at last, but very windy!
The Croydon Music Festival - 4th May
Meet Jake, 8 month old grandson of back row cornet player Basil Preuveneers.
The Brass Band Movement has a secure future! Picture Gallery
Congratulations to the Progress Band in getting a 'Distinction' in the Brass Section of the Festival.
Pictures - Certificate - Adjudicator's Comments.
And our young percussion player Josh also won more awards! Well played!
Joshua entered two categories last Saturday in the “Jazz, Rock and Pop”
section: “percussion solo” and “jazz improvisation solo – any instrument”.
He was awarded first prize in both categories, being awarded “merit” (despite
dropping a stick during the performance!) and “outstanding” respectively.
At the end of the event, Joshua then went on to be awarded with the prize
of overall winner for the day across all performances in all categories
for producing the only performance of the entire day to gain the highest
classification of “outstanding”! He was also given The Royal Russell Award,
which is a monetary award (much to his pleasure!) for “the most promising
school aged performance”. Two of the adjudicators subsequently suggested
to us that we make contact with the junior departments of the four main
music colleges in London with a view to sending Joshua to Saturday classes.
Joshua has acknowledged the CPPB's part in this success and for this we
would wish to thank you. Best regards, Vic & Yvonne Davis.
Area Contest - 17th March
Drawn 6 - Placed 8th from 15
Now 9th in the provisional grading table