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Vacancies: We welcome all new players. We have vacancies especially for  2nd/3rd cornet players and a soprano cornet player at present.

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December 2018 Events

Carol Service
Village Christmas
Rattlebone Christmas Party

Public Donations Support the Band and Local Charities


Every December the band are very busy playing Christmas music and carols to the public at various events and locations. We are so grateful for all the support we get during this time. It's lovely to have so many people come up and tell us how much they enjoy hearing a brass band playing all their favourite Christmas carols. It's great to get the public support and encouragement and we are always happy to speak with people and try to fulfill any musical requests while we are out and about at Christmas time.

All donations made during the festive time are so important to keep the band running over the coming year. However, thanks to local public  generosity we were able to support the band costs and also give donations of 200 pounds each to two local charities: The Teenage Cancer Trust (South West) and Frenchay After Burns Club, cheque presentation below.

We thank each and everyone of you who put money in our collecting tins over the Christmas period, not only for helping the band to continue and provide ongoing enjoyment and entertainment, but also to enable us to support local charities.


Comments (0) Added by Jenny May 1, 2014 (2:31PM)

Christmas Charity Concert in aid of Hosanna Primary School, Uganda


The Band's inaugural Christmas concert was held on 15th December at Dodington Parish Hall. The Band's performance included Gaudete, Felix Navidad and Peter's arrangement The Boar's Head Supper, amongst traditional pieces and carols, with plenty of audience participation!

All proceeds were donated to the Hosanna Primary School in Kisenyi Uganda. This will pay for school fees allowing a child to have secondary education. Read about the school on their Support Group's website here.


Comments (0) Added by Jenny January 26, 2013 (1:46PM)

Jubilee Celebrations!

The Band were delighted to play in Victoria Park, Bath as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a debut performance for us at this venue.


Despite some inclement weather, the park was busy with activities and passers by, and the trees provided some welcome shelter when necessary.

The Band remained dry in the bandstand, and enjoyed playing appropriate music including Peter's splendid new arrangement 'Patriotica', and 'It's Raining Again' by Supertramp!

See the gallery for more pictures!

Comments (0) Added by Jenny June 23, 2012 (11:18AM)

15th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday 22nd October 2011, the band celebrated its anniversary by staging a concert in the parish hall. A sizeable audience was entertained with a varied programme, which included some well known pieces such as I Got Rhythm, Anything Goes and The Magnificent Seven, which brought three generations of Cornfords together on the stage! There were also a couple of pieces by the late Goff Richards as a tribute, and Peter led the band for the debut performance of his arrangement "Everyone's Misbehaving". It was a very enjoyable and successful evening.  See the Gallery for more photos!


Comments (0) Added by Jenny November 7, 2011 (12:00PM)