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Raunds Temperance Band require a Principal Cornet and Tutti Cornet player

January 23, 2015

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) 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 player

January 23, 2015

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 Council

January 23, 2015

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 2013

January 23, 2015

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 September

January 23, 2015

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.


Raunds welcomes new players!

January 23, 2015

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 School

January 23, 2015

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!


Upcoming concert of music from Stage & Screen

April 4, 2011

Raunds Temperance Band are performing at the Raunds Football Club on Saturday 26th March at 7:30pm. Join us for an evening of well known music from your favourite shows, musicals and films! All are welcome. Tickets are 5.50 and are available from Sue Essam - 07966 456186. Get in touch now to secure your ticket. We look forward to seeing you.


3rd at the Midland Area Brass Band Championships

January 23, 2015

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 fun

January 23, 2015

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.


Raunds in concert tonight!!

March 19, 2011

Raunds will be playing st peters church raunds tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door at 7 pounds. Expect an entertaining programme including a big band style extravaganza!!


Merry Christmas!!!

January 19, 2010

We wish everyone the best Christmas and look forward to seeing you at the next concert on Sat 27 Feb at St Marys Church, St Neots.

Best Wishes & a Happy New Year

Raunds Temperance Brass Band


Great for Us!

March 19, 2011

On Sarah's appointment MD, Robin Norman said: "It is great for us that a player of Sarah's quality has agreed to take the solo euphonium seat. We welcome her to the ranks and look forward to her input in rehearsals, concerts and, of course, our assault on the Midlands Area First Section in March." Sarah added: "After helping Raunds out with a couple of concerts recently I have been really impressed with the work ethic, friendship and general atmosphere around the band."


Three more signings to add to the ranks!!

October 5, 2010

Raunds Band are very pleased to announce three new signings. Euphonium player Sarah Lenton, trombonist Warren Middleton and local lad Ben Rodgers on front row cornet all join the band.


Please Note

August 12, 2010

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Players who helped us out over the summer

December 15, 2009

As the Uni's broke up for the summer, some players returned to Raunds for rehearsals and concerts and some new players arrived!! Well, the summer does not last forever and they have returned to uni for a new year of studying (and the student life!). Raunds would like to thank Danny Smith (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Tuba Phil (Imperial College, London) for their commitment. We hope to see you next summer! We also saw the return of the wonderful Matt Jolley (Royal Music College of Wales) and Greg Mayston (Coventry University), which is always a pleasure!!


Concerts & Engagements

December 9, 2009

Our next Concert is a Proms Night on 10th October 2009 at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough.
If you wish to book to Raunds Temperance Band for a concert, please contact Lynda Johnson at The Raunds Temperance Band invite enquiries to perform solo concerts or as part of a joint concert with choirs etc. We look forward to hearing from you!


Thank you to Mark Wrightson

January 23, 2015

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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