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November 2017 Events

Abbotswood Christmas Event

2016 : A Special Year!

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We've been around for 20 years, 2016 is our 20th Anniversary!

Dodington Parish Band was formed in 1996 by Ron Hodey, a Dodington parish councillor, and Kevin Robbins, who owned a music shop in Chipping Sodbury. The purpose was to benefit the local community and develop musical opportunities within the area. From the beginning the initiative had strong support from Dodington Parish Council including providing premises for a practice room and storage. There was a wide range of players of differing ages and abilities.

20 years on, and Dodington Parish Council still give us their wholehearted support. The band currently has 32 members, and still have members of all age ranges,  up to 75 years old!

The band has had a busy year so far, performing at local events such as the Chipping Sodbury Festival, and various bandstands around the area, including Stroud, Chippenham and Keynsham, and several concerts, at various locations throughout the year.

The band are now building up to a celebratory 20th anniversary concert on October 22nd.

The band also felt that they deserved a birthday treat, so arranged a training day with Philip Harper. Philip Harper is the MD of The Cory Band. The Cory Band just happens to be the best brass band in the world, currently holding all the titles that matter within the Brass Band world!

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And what a great day! The perfect birthday treat! The band had an amazing day. Philip Harper shared all his tips of success, how to sound better and how to perform better together. He was amazing and offered so much help and insight. He worked with the band on several pieces of music, which will be performed at the anniversary concert.

The Band has several more rehearsals to fine tune all that was learnt from the training day with Philip Harper to hopefully stage their best concert ever!

We'd love to see you there, and all proceeds will be donated to The Grand Appeal.


Added by Jenny September 22, 2016 (10:44AM)

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