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|

Two trombones become one!

    Everyone at Sandhurst Band would like to extend their congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Howard!! Nigel, the Sandhurst Silver Principal trombone and Steph, Sandhurst Silver Bass trombonist and committee member, got married on Saturday 28th June.  They recently returned from a fantastic honeymoon in Barcelona and surrounding area. We wish you all the very best for the [...]

July 21st, 2014|

Sandhurst Silver makes debut at the Whit Friday Marches

While World Cup fever had gripped most of the UK, a very different kind of fever had gripped many of the country's brass bands & even some from around the world.  This was Whit Friday fever (on Friday 13th June). Sandhurst Silver Band was no exception as this was the first time the band had travelled up north for the [...]

June 20th, 2014|