Spring Concert 2012

The band played at the Cobham Village Hall on Saturday 12th May, with a Spring Concert featuring music from America and Europe.

17 pieces of music were played covering a wide variety of styles including marches, fanfares, contest pieces, musicals, films and a quintet. Amongst the pieces played were a selection from West Side Story, Braveheart, Kenilworth, Amparita Roca and Music. There were also a few of the almost obligatory bad jokes from the Conductor!

Two of the band’s new Timpani (partly purchased with generous support from R C Sherriff Trust) were played for the first time at a concert and featured particularly in Braveheart.

The three prize cups that the band has recently won were on display at the front of the stage.

Big Drums


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.