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Marston Moretaine Forest Centre Hitchin Band return for another themed-evening of award winning music.

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Time : 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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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

Principal Cornet Prize and 3rd place in the First Section of the London & Southern Counties Region of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

Saturday 19th March 2016

Hitchin Band are delighted with the result of their performance on Saturday at the London & Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Competition held at the Gordon Craig Theatre. Hitchin were placed 3rd in the First Section with the additional prize of the Best Cornet.

Graham Chambers, Hitchin Band Musical Director, said "Congratulations to all at Hitchin Band, your hard work has paid off getting to 3rd place. A special congratulations to Dinah Birch who got the highest ranking solo cornet in the London Area 1st section - well done. This result gets our 150th anniversary year off to a rather good start!"

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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


Page updated March 2016