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.
The band recently gave a donation of over £500 to our nominated charity, The Princess Alice Hospice, based in Esher, Surrey. The hospice provides patient care free of charge to the local area and also provides support for the families and friends of the patients. The donation comes from a proportion of the money raised at our Christmas Carolling and Christmas Concert.
In addition to a raffle at the concert, this year we had a ‘Pick a Carol’ vote – members of the public were asked to vote for their favourite carol by donating money; the carols with the most votes were played.
Each year the band selects a local charity to support at the AGM.