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Abington Park Bandstand Come and enjoy traditional music from Hitchin band in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Abington Park

Sunday 8th April 2018

Time : 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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


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