The band returned to the Walled Garden in Sunbury on the 1st of July – a lovely setting and beautiful weather.
Several solos were played, including Matt Baker on cornet playing The Miniature, Joe Smith playing Post Horn Galop (on a post horn) and Stephanie Scholes playing Demelza on soprano cornet.
There was fantastic audience participation with all the moves to YMCA, singing with Beatles Medley and dancing with Buddy!
The Cobham Band returned from the annual SCABA (Southern Counties Amateur Band Association) Autumn Contest in Folkestone with a prize! The band played ‘Three Songs Without Words’ by Eric Ball and came third, winning the Bob Whitehouse Memorial cup.
The photograph above shows Musical Director Robin Langdon being presented with the cup by Andy Wilson, Chairman of scaba
The band said farewell to longstanding Musical Director, David Ruel. David has conducted the band for 8 years and left the band on a high note following a hugely successful concert with Nidaros band from Norway. Also leaving are his wife Jackie and son Matthew. The band presented a gift to David at his last rehearsal and congratulated him for the progress he has made with the band during this time.