Calling all musicians!
On behalf of the Director of Music and I, please may I invite musicians to attend our forthcoming recruitment weekend. The past year has been very successful for National Band and we look forward to building upon this over the next 12 months.
As always, we are looking to recruit drum, mallet, bugle, brass and woodwind players who are of a good standard and are proficient at drill.
Please may I draw your attention to the fact that, with the aim of reinstating a bugle section to National Band, we now run a bugle school. The bugle school runs alongside the National Band, on the band weekends, and is open to beginners and novices who may wish to progress to this section of the National Band.
Next year’s annual concert will be at St Mary’s Church, Hinckley. We will also be performing again at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and holding a 5-day tour at the end of next Summer. Dates for the next band season can be found below.
We would love to welcome you to National Band and/or the bugle school. Therefore, I encourage you to attend our recruitment weekend with a view to becoming part of the National Band family.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Adjutant CLCGB NB
NATIONAL BAND DATES 2018-19
31 Aug - 2 Sep 18 (Recruitment Weekend)
29 Sep 18 CLCGB Music and Drill Competition
26 - 28 Oct 18
7 - 9 Dec 18
15-17 Feb 19
5-7 Apr 19
3-6 May 19 Concert Weekend (at Hinckley)
14-16 Jun 19 Sandhurst (TBC)
28 Aug – 1 Sep 19 Mini-tour (based at Raywell Park)
It is with deepest sympathy to announce the passing of Tom West, who passed away on 12th July after a long struggle with cancer.
Tom's son Andy emailed to advise of the sad news.
"He initially joined what was then The Church Lads’ Brigade in Sheffield in the 1950’s.
Following 22 years serving in the army, and as an active member of the congregation at St Mary’s Parish Church in Chepstow, he went on to assist Elaine Huson, Kevin & Trudie Higgs and Chris Wheeler in forming 3655 Lower Wye Valley Company in the 1980’s.
At this time there were also strong companies at Caldicot and St Hilda’s, Griffithstown. Chepstow had a close friendship with the Harrow Company in those days too, this was through connections with the late Des & Jean Carter. He was very involved in Brigade matters, never slow to spot the opportunity for a fundraiser, and always proud to wear Brigade uniform.
I am not sure with whom he would have dealt most recently, but he was a close friend of the late Dave Harris & Mike Syrett.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday 8th August, 2:00pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Chepstow prior to cremation at The Forest of Dean Crematorium, 3:30pm. Family flowers only, donations for St. David’s Hospice Care may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PB."
The latest edition of the Manchester Regiment Roundup is now available to download.
In this edition we see the Regimental Sports Programme
The National Parade in York
Young Leader Training Programme
Dates for your diaries and much much more. To download click the following link: pdf Roundup 55 June 2018 (3.26 MB)
Deputy Brigade Governor Martyn Bedder is in the process of organising a weekend away in July 2019 to Denham to mark the return of veterans and KRRC in 1919, this is a chance to give tribute to those men who returned and those who were left behind.
The weekend will include a parade through Denham and Drum Head Service at the grave of Walter Mallock Gee.
A copy of Martyn’s presentation which was put forward at the recent CLCGB AGM, along with an expressions of interest form can be downloaded below:
This event will be open to all Brigade Companies and Formations.
Please note that camping costs are estimated and travel costs would be down to the Company/Formation.
If you have any queries/comments please contact Martyn direct firstname.lastname@example.org