The band has purchased 3 new timpani drums (kettle drums) following a generous grant from the R C Sherriff Trust. The 3 drums are fairly large – 26″, 29″ and 32″ – and are classed as tuned percussion meaning that the note they play can be tuned via a peddle at the base.
The Cobham Band competed in the scaba Spring Contest at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on the morning of Sunday 29th April. The band played two pieces, a march (True and Trusty by J A Greenwood) and a test piece (A Malvern Suite by Philip Sparke) and achieved fantastic results – 1st prize for the march and 2nd prize for the test piece!
The band had a visitor at rehearsal on Monday – Bill Gelddard came to run through a composition of his that he has arranged for an upcoming competition. Bill is a well known trombone player from the Johnny Dankworth era now turned composer and has written the Hetty Wainthrop piece amongst others.