Keep in Tune
Keep up to speed on all the latest Newquay Band news and updates. From performance information, to prestigious awards, member announcements, and more. There’s always a lot going on with this Marching Band, so be sure to stay updated with all the goings on at Newquay Band by reading the stories here.
Training Band Update
The band is recruiting new players, particularly children, to join the training band. If your child is 8+ years of age and already plays a brass instrument then they would be very welcome to join. The training band meets at the bandroom at Clevedon Road on Wednesdays at 5pm until 6pm. This is a fun group led by Adam Pearson. The music is simpler than that of the senior band, but is just right for learners, and a lot of it really appeals to young people.
The band also offers free tuition on Monday evenings at 6.30pm to anyone wishing to learn - even complete beginners. Again we would very much welcome youngsters to come along. It really is an offer too good to miss! Learners not only receive free tuition, but also free loan of a band instrument too.
Why not talk about it with your child or children and give Adam a call on 07775715672.
End of The Summer
18 September 2018
Newquay Band is almost at the end of the summer engagements list. There is just one more outdoor event to go! The Band will be playing at Newquay Beer Festival at 1.45pm on Sunday 23rd September. This event is organised by the Lions and is always very popular, with live music as well as beer tasting! Newquay Band has played at this festival for a few years now.
Early September has been busy for the Band with engagements on both weekends.
On Saturday 1st September the band led the morning Civic Procession through the town centre from Gover Lane to the Killacourt as part of the Annual Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture which took place in Newquay this year. During the Bardic ceremony on the Barrowfields that same afternoon two Newquay Band cornet players, Ben and Richard, had the honour of sounding the fanfare as the Grand Bard entered the circle. Finally in the evening Newquay Band took part in the annual Gorsedh Kernow Concert, held this year at the Hotel Bristol. MD Steve Fryett chose a good selection of Cornish tunes which the large appreciative audience thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great honour for the band to be involved in this prestigious event - the first time it had been held in Newquay since 1962!
Sunday 9th September saw the band down at the harbour for the annual Fish Festival. This is another tradition for the band, who have played at the festival every year except 2017. This year they played on the quay in the morning in glorious sunshine. Several Newquay Band players also played with Mount Charles Band on the Friday evening for the annual Last Night of the Proms, always a popular event at the Fish Festival.
We are recruiting new players at the moment, so if you have ever played a brass instrument or would like to learn, please get in touch. We are a friendly band of players who enjoy making music together, as well as meeting socially at events! Lessons are available free of charge on Mondays from 6.15pm. The training band meets on Wednesdays from 5pm. Senior band rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7.30. All of the above are held at the band room, Clevedon Road.
To contact the band please call Steve on 07849 407730 or for the training band call Adam on 07775 715672. If you want to book the band please call Dave on 07732 934218 or you can contact us through the website www.newquayband.co.uk or check out our Newquay Band Facebook page.’