The Band said farewell to Musical Director Robin Langdon on Thursday 29th August, after two years of leadership.  During this time the band had a large number of new players and entered a number of competitions, returning with a prize from almost all of them.  Due to other demands Robin could no longer commit to the band engagements and the band wish him well for the future.

Spring contest, Crawley


The band entered the Spring scaba contest at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on 28th April. Our Musical Director, Robin Langdon, was unable to attend the contest and we were led by Matthew Milnes for which the band is very grateful. In this contest each band is required to play two pieces, a march and a test piece. We chose Kenilworth by Edwin Firth as the march and The Shipbuilders by Peter Yorke as the test piece. Unfortunately there were no prizes this time, coming 4th in the march and 7th in the test piece.

Jubilee Weekend

The band took part in the Jubilee weekend celebrations, playing at ‘picnic in the park’ in Merton on Sunday and ‘Jubilee Celebrations’ in Weybridge on Monday.  Despite the inclement weather there was a good sized audience, many of whom were waving flags and singing.

Due to Musical Director Robin Langdon being away on holiday, the band was conducted by David Ruel on Sunday and Jack Smith on Monday – a big thank-you to both. 

Amongst the music played were ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and, of course, ‘God Save the Queen’.