Sandhurst Silver annual Christmas concert with Sandhurst Singers – Friday 18 December

Friday 18 December once again brings the combination of Sandhurst Silver Band and St. Paul's Church Camberley together for our annual Christmas concert. This year we are delighted to announce that our special guests will be Sandhurst Singers, our local 70 strong community choir  who have close links with the band due to previous performances and a number of band [...]

December 11th, 2015|

Double header for Sandhurst Silver

Sandhurst Silver Band have two big weekends ahead with contests in Leicestershire and Bournemouth.  This sees the band out on the contest stage for the first time under the baton of Andrew Porter. First is Leicester on Sunday 22nd November where the band return to Charnwood College in Loughborough where the band have had mixed results in recent years; a few years ago there was [...]

November 19th, 2015|

Sandhurst Community Band seeking new Musical Director

Sandhurst Community Band is looking for a new Musical Director. The band is the finest and largest non-contesting brass band in the area, and has many players who all enjoy playing music without the added complication of contests. The ideal candidate is someone who can provide instructional and inspiring rehearsals and be willing to get involved with the band’s well [...]

October 9th, 2015|

Sandhurst Community Brass says farewell to its longest serving conductor

Sandhurst Community Brass has reluctantly accepted the resignation of its long standing conductor, Martin Hayter, and wants to thank him for all his hard work. Martin led the band for over five years; a period which saw the band nearly double in size and become respected as a creditable and competent non-contesting band in the Hampshire / Berkshire area. Martin [...]

October 9th, 2015|

Peaple and Porter to take the reins at Sandhurst Silver

Sandhurst Silver Band are thrilled to announce their new conducting partnership of Ian Peaple, former Director of Music in the army and Andrew Porter, current Bandmaster of The Band of The Irish Guards.  Both musicians know the band well; Ian has played and conducted the band in recent years and Andrew more recently has been playing solo euphonium, as well as standing in for [...]

August 5th, 2015|

Sandhurst Silver Band bids a fond farewell to MD Ian McElligott

Following an 8 year relationship, Sandhurst Silver Band is sad to announce that resident Musical Director Ian McElligott will be stepping down after 8 years at the helm. Ian has accepted a new job as Senior Administrator at St Michael le Belfrey, the Anglican Church adjacent to the great York Minster.  Not only is this a new working challenge for [...]

July 27th, 2015|

Brilliante Porter succeeds in Porthcawl

With an early start, Sandhurst Silver travelled to Porthcawl on 21st February to participate in the Welsh Open entertainment contest, for the first time, having received an invite from the contest organisers. SSB were 1 of only 2 bands from the London & Southern Counties area to compete, delivering a 20 minute programme, which consisted of: Gavorkna Fanfare (Jack Stamp arr. Ian McElligott) [...]

February 24th, 2015|

Busy time at Sandhurst Silver!

With an invite to the Welsh Open accepted and the London & Southern Counties Area contests in the next couple of months, it is a busy time in the bandroom at Sandhurst! Having lost a few players since the Christmas concert on the 19th of December, not only is the band preparing a varied 20 minute entertainment programme for the [...]

January 25th, 2015|

Porter picks Sandhurst!

Sandhurst Silver are delighted to announce the immediate signing of the experienced euphonium player; Andrew Porter, following his move to take up the position of Bandmaster of the Irish Guards Band. Andrew joins recent signing, and wife Carol, in the band on Principal Euphonium. Previous to joining the band Andrew played with Morecambe, Friary Guildford, Yorkshire Building Society and Leyland. [...]

November 11th, 2014|

New Recruits at Sandhurst

Sandhurst Silver Band has announced two key signings ahead of their return to the Championship Section in 2015. Flugel player Carol Porter joins from the Morecombe Band following her relocation with family, whilst Chris Atchley returns to the band as principal cornet following the completion of his Trumpet Performance studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. MD Ian [...]

October 28th, 2014|
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