The Christmas period has kept the band busy with many carolling sessions in Bournemouth, Poole, Fordingbridge and Breamore- all of which helped to 'top-up the coffers' which will help sustain the band throughtout 2012.
The band also performed at our annual Carol Concerts in Harbridge Church on the 21st Decembet and Sandy Balls Holiday Centre on Christmas Eve - the highlight as always being our rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas", which always goes down a storm with the audience.
November has been a busy time for the band preparing for two contests. All this hard work has paid off with a 2nd place at Gloucestershire GBBA Contest on 20th November followed a further 2nd place in First Section at Weymouth WBBA Contest on 26th November. These results are particularly encouraging for the band with so many changes in personnel over the last few months and the move to new rehearsal facilities.
Hyde Band raised the roof of the North Gorley WWII aircraft hangar at the annual Roaring 40s Concert on 13th August. Arguably one of the most popular concerts the band deliver each year, this year was no different and the audience really were 'In the Mood' for a night of entertainment, singing and dancing and suitably dressed in 40s style attire.
The band is happy to announce the appointment of Helen Kinder as Musical Director. Helen recently conducted the band for our concert in Alderholt which was a great success. We have a busy summer calendar, most notably with the annual ‘Roaring 40s’ concert in August and with a new rehearsal room in Sandleheath there are definitely exciting times ahead.
It is with great sadness that the band announces the resignation of our Musical Director, Ivan Hutchinson. Ivan has recently accepted a new post in The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood and is now unable to give the time and commitment to Hyde Band that he has in the past.
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