October 2017: Fordingbridge Poppy Concert

Hyde Band Poppy Concert 2017

The band recently gave a concert in Fordingbridge United Reformed Church in support of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.  The concert featured a wide range of music, including "Let's Face the Music and Dance", "Les Miserables", "Over the Rainbow" and "Wellington March".  This was topped off with an audience singalong of "Forces Favourites" with many wartime favourite tunes. There were also solo features from Pete Jung (Horn), Steve Bird & Fred Faulkner (Euphonium), Steve Gilbert (Bass Trombone) and Jack Grimmett & Martin Easterbrook (cornet and flugel horn).  The playing was very warmly appreciated and we are already planning next year's concert!

December 2016: Player Vacancies

Hyde Band are currently adverising two vacancies and would welcome applications for a Euphonium and Tuba player to complete our team. We sit in top position in the West of England first section grading tables from January 2017 and have a trip to France in June, so these are exciting times for the band. Exact positions are negotiable for the right people and applications will be accepted in strict confidence. If you are interested in joining our successful and very sociable band, please contact Martin Easterbrook on 07776 308933 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

December 2016: Warm Christmas Wishes CD

After a long, but enjoyable weekend in October getting prematurely festive recording our new Christmas CD, it is now available! Entitled ‘Warm Christmas Wishes’, it includes some of real festive favourites such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Let it Snow’, ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Three Kings Swing’ and many more. If you would like your own copy – a perfect present for Christmas – please contact Martin Easterbrook on 07776 308933 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 2016: Wessex Winter Contest

Wessex Trophies 2016

On 26th November 2016 Hyde Band competed in the annual Winter contest at the Life Centre in Bournemouth. We chose to play the march ‘ORB’ and the test piece ‘Variations on a Ninth’ by Gilbert Vinter. The band played really well on stage and it was arguably our best performance to date. ‘Variations on a Ninth’ has a number of very challenging cadenzas and solos for all the principal players in the band and all the soloists did the band proud on the day. It was another good day at the office for Hyde Band, coming 2nd in the 1st Section and winning the March prize of the day and awarded an overall 3rd place. We celebrated in true Hyde Band style after with a few drinks and a curry. A fantastic result to end the contesting year, which puts us in an excellent position going into the Regional Championships in March 2017!

New Christmas CD Recording

CDRecording2016The band has been very busy over the weekend getting into the festive spirit early by recording our brand new Christmas CD. It was a challenging weekend of banding with many 'takes' of the same pieces to ensure the CD is of the highest quality.


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