The band held another a very successful concert at St Peter & St Paul Church in Ringwood on Saturday 18 February 2003 . This is the second time the band have performed in concert in the church since 23 Feb 2002 and we are delighted to announce the final profits after expenses in excess of £700.00. The musical director was complemented many times on his choice of programme. The band have also had several letters from members of the audience reiterating the fact that the programme, which included Salute to Sinatra, Procession to the Minster, Irish Blessing & Jubilee Overture, was extremely popular.
Hyde Band would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family of Charlie Tanner who passed away suddenly at home on 12 December 2002 . Charlie was a loyal supporter of Hyde Band and we will miss him greatly.
After participating in the Annual Winter WBBA Contest at the newly refurbished Arts Centre in Poole, now known as "The Lighthouse", The band are pleased to inform you of our latest achievements. With a total of six bands participating in the championship section the band played well and were awarded 2nd place. There was also a prize for another member of our ranks. Mark Fletcher our principal horn player was awarded the position of "Best Instrumentalist"
Hyde Band is pleased to announce a new agreement with Sandy Balls Holiday Centre. This will cover the year of 2003, with a series of ten concerts throughout the year, Including a Christmas Eve Carol Concert. Hyde Band and Sandy Balls Holiday Centre have been associated with each other for approximately 25 years. During the last ten years Hyde Band have progressed from the 4th Section in the National Rankings right through to the Championship Section.
The band has been fortunate enough to secure the necessary funding to produce a CD. Dates are still to be fixed, but we anticipate this to be in the very near future. New Forest District Council have recently donated £2000 to the band to enable us to purchase instruments for the training band. We would like to take this opportunity to thank NFDC for their generosity. Watch this space for photo's of the new instruments.
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