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Music from the Swing and Big Band Era GARETH STATHAM Sings Sinatra
THE STOTT SISTERS Vocal Trio

Dress the Part
Dancing Optional

Tickets £8 available from The Forest Centre, by contacting Allan Hooker on 07947 007764 or NEW online via yapsody click the link here hitchinband.yapsody.com

Saturday 28th October 2017

Start Time : 7:30pm

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You can now buy online! Buy your ticket on line at www.hitchinband.yapsody.com


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The Snowman – Auditions

Wanted: Voice for Walking in the Air

Hitchin Band will be playing along live to the animated film The Snowman. We will be putting on three performances at St Mary’s Church, Hitchin on Saturday 2nd December but we need one or more young voices to take centre stage for the highlight of the show to sing “Walking in the Air”.
Originally sung by Aled Jones, the song became a smash hit and has been popular every Christmas since the film was released in 1982.
Do you have the voice for “Walking in the Air” from The Snowman? We want to hear from you!

AUDITIONS

Applications are invited to audition for the solo vocal part. Auditions will be open to boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years old, boys with an ‘unbroken’ treble voice. Three performances are planned and more than one soloist may be required. Parents / Guardians will need to register their child’s at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V3MKCGB.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS 6PM ON SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017.
Further details and audition materials will be sent out by email once registration is closed. Audition recordings in mp3 format will need to be submitted by email by no later that 6pm on Saturday 21st October 2017.

TICKETS

Tickets for the performances are currently available via our online box office www.hitchinband.yapsody.com and will also be available from Hitchin Initiative, 1a Churchgate, Hitchin. Advance booking is recommended.

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Hitchin Band new CD

Because - Celebrating 150 years 1866 to 2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of Hitchin Band's new CD, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the band. The CD is called "Because" after an arrangement of a song specially commissioned for Hitchin Band's Solo Horn player, Sarah Gibbons. The CD features a range of music that spans the years from 1866 up to date and shows off the talents of four of the band's soloists. It also includes an 8 page booklet with information and photographs about the history of the band.

The CD is available to buy for £10 at our events. Alternatively we can send one by post for an additional £2 to cover P&P costs. For more details, please contact the Secretary, Mike Thorn on 01462 701135 or send an email to secretary@hitchinband.co.uk

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Hitchin Community Brass

Hitchin Band is pleased to announce the formation of Hitchin Community Brass

The idea of this new initiative is to offer a playing opportunity for brass players who no longer play with a regular band or are still learning and would like to gain some ensemble experience. We are inviting them to come along and have a blow on the 2nd Wednesday of every month starting 8th February 2017, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
We would love to see players from the Beds, Buck & Herts areas. There is no age limit so whether you are a bit rusty, young or old, all are welcome. There will be an opportunity to pick music you would like to play from the extensive music library of Hitchin Band. A small donation of £1.50 per session would be welcome.
For more information or to register an interest please contact Allan Hooker on 07947 007764 or email hitchincommunitybrass@gmail.com

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Latest News

First Section National Finals

Saturday 16th September 2017

Congratulations to Hitchin Band and Graham Chambers for their inaugural National Final in the first section. The competition was fierce as you would expect from such a competition and we are proud to have been part of this event. The regional piece for 2018 has been announced and the first section will be playing Brass Metamorphosis — Composer: James Curnow, a theme and set of five variations. Good luck to Hitchin and we hope to be back at the finals next year.

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Hitchin Band - A bit of history

The Origins of Hitchin Band

An investigation of archive records by Mike Thorn.

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Do you want to Book the Band?

We can also provide smaller ensembles for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc - even more resonable!

Contact the Booking Secretary Allan Hooker on Tel 07947 007764 or by e-mail

bookings@hitchinband.co.uk