October 2008: Natasha Marchant and Renate St Clair Tracy Join the Ranks

The band would like to welcome Natasha Marchant to the band playing 1st horn and her mother, Renate St Clair Tracy who will be taking up the position of 1st baritone. Both players previously played for Solent Concert Band based in Portsmouth and have a wealth of playing experience from other bands in the area including Chichester City Band and Luckett's Southsea Band. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead. Welcome.

August 2008: Baby Halle Fletcher

Hyde Band would like wish the band's Chairman, Mark Fletcher and his wife Hannah many congratulations on the birth of their daughter Halle Georgina on Friday 8th August.

May 2008: Ivan Hutchinson appointed as Musical Director

Ivan HutchinsonHyde Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Ivan Hutchinson LRSM, AMusTCL, CTABRSM, RM as the bands new musical director. Ivan brings his vast experience of the Brass Band world to Hyde Band. His knowledge and expertise as well as drive and enthusiasm for brass banding will help to develop the band and build on the bands solid foundations. The band and is currently preparing the band for a busy concert season and are looking forward to competing in the Autumn this year.






Apirl 2008: Bluebell Walk

A huge thank you to John and Juliet Cook for opening up their Bluebell Wood to the public during May. The Bluebells did not disappoint on a fantastic weekend raising funds for the band. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to help run the event.


April 2008: Charity Concert in Aid of Julia's House Children's Hospice

Mark Fletcher presenting a cheque for £500 to Julia's House HospiceRegent Centre Concert: After the hugely successful Charity concert at the Regent Centre, in aid of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Mark Fletcher the bands chairman presented a cheque for £500 to the head of fundraising for the Charity.  The band thoroughly enjoyed playing at the venue for the first time and is looking forward to hopefully playing there again in the near future. 


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