The band returned to the Menuhin Hall in Cobham for the annual Autumn Concert on November 15th. The theme for the evening was ‘Big Band’ and featured the some of the music of Glenn Miller.
Music played included American Patrol, Pennsyvania 65000, Tuxedo Junction and In The Mood. Soloists included Ben Lewis on trombone playing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Simon Larter-Evans on cornet playing Sugar Blues and I Know Why (and So do You).
In the second half our conductor Glenn Hayter came on stage wearing military uniform identical to the type that Glenn Miller would have worn in the 1940s.
The bandsman of the year award was presented to Brian Haynes. Brian joined the band around 50 years ago and has attended almost every rehearsal and engagement since!
On stage were the cups and certificates the band has gained over the year as well as the bandsman of the year award.
The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust has been working hard over the last year or so to transform the riverside to make it a more pleasant and enjoyable feature of Cobham.
On the 9th of July this was opened by Her Royal Highness Sophie Wessex who spent the afternoon in Cobham, unveiling an information board about the project, visiting the Mill and later attending a tea party on The Tilt.
The Cobham Band was part of event and The Countess of Wessex even took the opportunity to conduct the band for a short period.
Cobham Village Hall was the venue for our Spring Concert on April 12th. A fantastic selection of music was played including Sinatra in Concert, The Way We Were and Singing In The Rain. There was a packed audience and great entertainment, including a few jokes from the musical director! Students from University of Surrey attended to record the event as part of their Sound Recording course and the stage had many microphones to capture all the different brass sections. Money was raised during the evening, some of which will go to our nominated charities and some to band funds.