As usual, the band had a very busy Christmas period to round off another busy year.
Money collected during these events will be shared between the band and our nominated charities Cancer Research UK and Parkinsons UK.
The Band played carols multiple times in Cobham, braving the cold and avoiding the rain.
A small group played carols at Cardinal Newman Primary School in Hersham.
The Band played at two very large services for the Welcome Church in Woking with Carols during the service and other Christmas music.
The main Christmas concert was held in Holy Trinity Church in Guildford featuring singing group Harmonia Voices. Music by the band included The Snowman, The Christmas Song and Gaudete. Music by Harmonia voices included Away In A Manger, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and I Wonder as I Wander. Together the band and singers performed Winter Wonderland and All I want for Christmas is you.
We finished the year with a festive band social event held in Cobham.
The Band played at the Service of Thanksgiving in Guildford Cathedral on 27th October, playing entry music, a fanfare, hymns with the choir and The National Anthem.
The band returned to the Menuhin Hall in Stoke D’Abernon on 5th October 2019 for the Autumn concert with a theme of ‘Music from Stage and Screen’.
A large audience including the Deputy Mayor of Elmbridge made for a very enjoyable evening, with music including Les Miserables, Concerto De Aranjuez, Be A Clown and Bohemiam Rhapsody.
Also in attendance were representatives from the Surrey branch of Parkinson’s UK, one of the Bands chosen charities for the year, who set out a display of the work that they do locally and nationally.
The Bandsman Of The Year award was presented to Joe Smith for his extraordinarily long service and dedication to The Cobham Band.