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Where are we playing next?

Wrest Park (4 x 30min slots) Enjoy music in the stunning surroundings of Wrest Park. Whether you’re picnicking with friends, or taking a Summertime stroll, be transported back in time with traditional tunes to while a lazy summer afternoon away. Details of admission prices via the English Heritage website, http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/music-on-a-sunday-afternoon-Wre-17-07-2016/

Sunday 30th July 2017

Time : 12:00pm to 3:30pm

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Qualification for 2017 National Brass Band Championships

Third place for the second years running at Regionals

Hithin Band achived 3rd place in the First Section of the London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Hitchin band has come 3rd for the second year running in this competition. This placing qualifies the band for the National Championships at The Centaur, Cheltenham on the Sunday 17th September 2017.

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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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Annual Charity Spring Concert

In Aid of Bedford Hospital - Day Treatment Unit

Come and join the band at our annual charity spring concert at
The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, MK43 0PR
On Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.30 pm
Admission £9.00
2 x Admission tickets to be Drawn on the night and each will win £100.00 John Lewis Voucher
Tickets available from Haematology Reception (extn 4361). The Day Unit (extn 5385), The Forest Centre (01234 767037).
or call Allan Hooker on 07947 007764

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Latest News

Third place for the second years running in the First Section of the London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

Sunday 19th March 2017

For the second time in two years Hitchin Band has come 3rd in the First Section of the London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Playing the test piece: Land of the Long White Cloud by Philip Sparke, the adjudicators: Roger Webster & Chris Wormald placed Hitchin Band behind Kidlington Concert Brass and Regent Brass bands.
This placing qualifies the band for the National Championships at The Centaur, Cheltenham on the Sunday 17th September 2017.
Graham Chambers, Hitchin Band Musical Director, said "Congratulations on 3rd place two year in a row, well done. Looking forward to the National Championships in September."

Hitchin band will be joining the following bands:

  • Bathgate (Anne Crookston) - 2nd Scottish Regional
  • Bournemouth Concert Brass (Matthew Brown) - 2nd West of England Regional
  • Foresters Brass 2000 (John Davis) - 1st Midlands Regional
  • Kidlington Concert Brass (Duncan Wilson) - 1st London & Southern Counties Regional
  • Llanrug (Paul Hughes) - 2nd Wales Regional
  • Marsden Silver (Alan Widdop) - 1st Yorkshire Regional
  • Newtongrange Silver (Andrew Duncan) - 1st Scottish Regional
  • Parc & Dare (Leftfield Environmental) (Capt Paul Collis-Smith) - 1st Wales Regional
  • Pemberton Old Wigan DW (Ben Dixon) - 1st North West Regional
  • Rainford (Gareth Brindle) - 2nd North West Regional
  • Regent Brass (Nick Thomson) - 2nd London & Southern Counties Regional
  • Rushden Town (Adele Hudson) - 2nd Midlands Regional
  • Shepherd Group (Richard Wilton) - 1st North of England Regional
  • SW Comms (Chris Spreadbury) - 1st West of England Regional
  • Unite the Union (John Roberts) - 2nd Yorkshire Regional
  • Westoe Brass (Lee Morris) - 2nd North of England Regional

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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

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