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It’s official, Christmas is coming!

I know it’s only November and Guy Fawkes is barely burnt on the ceremonial bonfires, but it’s true, Christmas is coming. I know this is true because tonight at band was a rehearsal full of the festive fun…

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Bronze Medal Winners

Abingdon Concert Band had entered, for the first (and scary) time the National Concert Band Festival regional finals. Today was the day for it, and so a particularly cold and bleak and miserable November Sunday we all traipsed up to…

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Solo Picc

A much more successful (and thus enjoyable) band practice tonight. I actually managed to play my flute to a halfway decent standard which is always good. Last week, in case I forget was awful – spending much of the first…

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A Place In History

My place in band history is assured. In stop flash news the Vale of White Horse District Council have awarded us a grant of £900 to allow us to buy new banners with the colour scheme and logo as described…

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Christmas in October

Yes, I know, mentioning Christmas even before Halloween? How could I? Scurrilous behaviour! 😉 But for some of us, we have to. Now that last weekend’s Proms-style concert is done and dusted, we have to turn our attention to Saturday…

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The Very Last Night Night of the Proms

Tonight’s concert was not quite like any other I have ever done. With a Proms-style, the Abingdon Guildhall was decked out in bunting, union jacks, and red, white and blue balloons, and the auditorium arranged around five long tables. We…

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Angel of Music

Quite incredibly, it actually was standing room only last night in Abingdon Baptist Church for Abingdon Concert Band’s Broadway Showstoppers concert. Normally we are lucky if we get three old men and a dog, and feel it a good audience…

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