Welcome to Friary Diary issue 65 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
WHAT'S FRIARY BEEN UP TO?:
The Band continues to have an activity every Wednesday in lieu of one of the weekly rehearsals, to keep the Friary family together. As well as quizzes, we’ve had a Taskmaster session (based on the TV show) which was great fun too. And there’s a third video under production … watch this space!
Following the success of Friary’s first lockdown video, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, which clocked up nearly 10,000 views, the Band has produced another reprise from its award winning performance at Butlins and Brass in Concert, the Elton John/Bernie Taupin classic Your Song. Skillfully arranged by MD Chris King, the video was edited by principal cornet Richard Straker, and as well as the players, features some of the Band’s younger followers too! Viewable from...
Welcome to Friary Diary issue 64 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
STOP PRESS: FRIARY'S SECOND 'DISTANCE BANDING' VIDEO LAUNCHES - SEE BELOW!
FRIARY'S SECOND LOCKDOWN VIDEO:
Following the success of our first ‘lockdown video’ I Wanna Dance with Somebody, our second launched yesterday evening (Sunday 14th June) at 6.00pm. Chris King's skilfull arrangement of Elton John's 'Your Song', was again recorded by the players individually at...
Welcome to Friary Diary issue 63 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
STOP PRESS: FRIARY'S FIRST 'DISTANCE BANDING' VIDEO RELEASED - SEE BELOW!
FIRST AND FOREMOST:
How are you? It’s been a challenging month, but I’m pleased to say that all in the Band are keeping well. Some are still working on site, some working at home, some furloughed, some combining home-working with home schooling. Whoever thought that the highlight of the wee...
Welcome to Friary Diary issue 62 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
BRASS BANDING HALTED:
Well, how the world has changed over the past month. Only four weeks ago Friary was looking forward to the Regional Championships, scheduled for 22nd March, and putting the final touches to the test piece. London & Southern Counties was to be the last in this year’s series of regional championships around Great Britain, but a week beforehand...
Welcome to Friary Diary issue 61 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
ASH CHARITY CONCERT:
Friary received a very warm welcome on the Band’s return to Ash on 8th February, for a concert kindly sponsored once again by the Rotary Club of Ash and Blackwater Valley. This was Friary’s fifth appearance at Ash and the audience was as enthusiastic as ever. A new concert programme was unveiled, including the overture to Strauss’ Die Flederm...
Welcome to Friary Diary issue 60 - a one page monthly round up of news about the Friary Brass Band.
The Band held its customary annual Awards Night Dinner the last Saturday in January at the Hilton Hotel, Cobham, a chance for Band members and their partners to relax and look back over the previous year’s achievements.
After an excellent dinner and addresses by Musical Director Chris King and Band Chairman Nigel Stevens, the following awards were pre...