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Raunds Temperance Band require a Principal Cornet and Tutti Cornet playerMarch 13, 2013
Raunds Temperance Band, 1st section Midlands Area, are looking for a committed PRINCIPAL CORNET player and TUTTI CORNET player. We are a sociable and hardworking bunch of players dedicated to making good music. We also pride ourselves on ensuring that being part of a Brass Band is an enjoyable hobby.
Applications will be in the strictest confidence. Please contact Band Secretary, Lynda Johnson at lyndajohnson1703(AT)gmail.com or 07798 941870 to express your interest. Based in Northamptonshire close to A14. We rehearse on Tuesdays 8pm - 10pm in Raunds.
The band will say farewell to their Principal Cornet playerMarch 13, 2013
We would like to announce the departure of our long serving Principal Cornet player, Christian Overhead, after 13 years with the band. His performance with Raunds Temperance Band at the Midlands Area Contest in March 2013 will be his final appearance.
Christian joined the band in 2000 on 3rd Cornet and has been with the band through their rise to the Championship. In addition to being a talented musician, he is also an award winning composer. Christian said of his moving on: "I have always put Raunds ahead of everything else and have had a fantastic 13 years with some great memories and some great friends. However, I feel now is the right time to develop my playing in other areas away from the brass band movement and to work more on my compositions."
Muscial Director Robin has said "We are obviously very sad that he has made this decision but appreciate and respect his reasons. We have benefited greatly from his playing prowess and his award-winning compositions so support him completely in this. We wish him the very best with his future."
Further announcements will be made with regards to a replacement in the near future.
Thank you to East Northamptonshire CouncilMarch 13, 2013
It is with thanks to announce that the Raunds Temperance Band have received funding from Dudley Hughes, Councillor at East Northamptonshire Council for over £785. We would like to thank Dudley for this donation and continued support of Raunds Band and local music. As a self-funded organisation, funding such as this enables the band to continue to thrive and to proudly represent the community.
Promotion to Midlands First Section for 2013March 13, 2013
Following the Raunds Temperance Band's great 3rd place result in the 2nd Section Midlands Area 2012, it has been announced that the band will be promoted next year. Congratulations to all of the band for their hard work and dedication leading up to the Area and beyond. Bring it on!
Big Band and Proms Concert Saturday 10th SeptemberMarch 13, 2013
Raunds Temperance Band are performing a selection of Big Band and Proms at the Gleneagles Social Club in Wellingborough on Saturday 10th September. The concert starts at 7.30pm and is Free Admission. Just bring your flags and voices and we will do the rest! Please contact 01933 401850 for further info.
Successful concert at Overstone LakesMarch 13, 2013
The band performed a Party in the Park concert at Overstone Lakes Caravan Park on Saturday 16th July. The programme consisted of a variety of well known favourites including selections of swing, big band, film, theatre and the overture 'Light Cavalry'. The penultimate piece was the popular Riverdance, arr Farr followed by a finale of 1812 Overture accompanied by some very impressive fireworks! A good night had by all! Raunds would like to thank Sue Essam and the organisers at Overstone Lakes.
Raunds welcomes new players!March 13, 2013
Raunds Temperance Band are delighted to announce the joining of Sally Bruce on 2nd Trombone, Mike Farrow on 2nd Euphonium and Louise Williams on 3rd Cornet. We welcome them to the band!
Concert at Wellingborough SchoolMarch 13, 2013
Raunds Temperance Band will be in concert at Wellingborough School on Saturday 16th April starting at 7:30pm. View our contact page for details of purchasing tickets. Look forward to seeing you there!
3rd at the Midland Area Brass Band ChampionshipsMarch 13, 2013
Congratulations to the Raunds Temperance Band on getting 3rd place in the Second Section on Sunday 13th March 2011. The band were delighted with the result and had a great day out!
Bolsover Contest funMarch 13, 2013
Raunds Temperance took part in the Bolsover Entertainment Contest, First Section for the first year on Sunday. The band were pleased with their performance and had a great day out.
Our programme was:
Fanfare and Theme : Christian Overhead (World Premiere)
Crimond : arr. Richards
April in Paris : arr. Freeh (Soloist : Alex McLean)
Ol Man River : arr. Freeh (Featuring Sam Goswell on Drum-Kit)
A word from our Musical Director Robin Norman: We may not have won, or got a placing, but I wanted to say a big thank you to the band today for a good show with some really good comments from Alan Ramsey and from other members of the audience. You can all be proud of what you have achieved over the last 12 months and things are looking up for the future. Roll on Leicester.
VacanciesJune 29, 2010
We currently have vacancies in the following areas:
- BBb Bass
- Back row cornets
GuestbookJune 10, 2012
The guestbook is now live!
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Calling all brass playersJune 29, 2010
Raunds Band would love to hear from any brass players who are looking to join a friendly 1st Section Brass Band. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays (and every other Thursday) at the Raunds Conservative Club from 8pm-10pm. All other players welcome. Please check out the Contact page and give us a call!
New Musical Director AnnouncedNovember 23, 2009
It is with great pleasure to announce that Raunds Band have appointed Robin Norman as their new Musical Director. Raunds are greatly looking forward to working with Robin and the challenges ahead competing at the Midlands 1st Section area contest in March 2010! Please check the Musical Director page for Robin's Bio! Many Thanks to the high standard of auditionees for their time and effort.
Signings of New PlayersDecember 2, 2009
Raunds Band are delighted to announce that the following players have joined us: Bob Wallinger on Horn, Paul Shafi on Soprano, Fiona Harley on Horn and Graeme Littleford on horn. This is a great boost for the Band and are very happy to have them on board!
With more players in the pipeline, this is shaping up to be a very exciting time for the Band!
Welcome to our New WebsiteDecember 7, 2009
Welcome to the brand new Raunds Temperance Band Website! This site will keep you up to date with engagements, contests, players, vacancies and latest news. We have recently changed our hosting provider, so in the coming weeks, new features will be appearing making the site more dynamic, user friendly, and of course more up to date! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
VacanciesJune 10, 2012
We currently have vacancies. To view a list please see Current Players.
Thank you to Mark WrightsonNovember 10, 2009
One year ago, during an evening in the pub after a concert, Sam and Lynda were sitting in their band uniform when a young man came over to them and asked "Do you play in a Brass Band?". From then on, Mark has been a member of our front row cornet section and has shown much committment. He is also responsible for the Raunds Wesbite getting back up and running!! Mark is now returning to University in York, and the Raunds Band would like to thank him for his tremendous hard work over the last year. Good luck with your studies and you are always welcome back whenever you like!!
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