SSB CD in the can!

Sandhurst Silver have just completed a long weekend in the studio putting together a CD for 2014 release. While the UK was basking in some of the hottest weather across the country for years, the members of Sandhurst Silver Band were locked away in a dark studio, recording the 12 tracks making up the latest CD offering since 2007. The fantastic location for [...]

May 19th, 2014|

SCB Spring into action with a Double Header

SCB have had a busy start to May, with an important community event and our first concert of 2014. Monday 5th May saw the band at the Crowthorne May Fair, at Crowthorne’s Morgan Recreation Ground. The fair is an important event in Crowthorne’s calendar, and it has the aim of raising vital funds for St John’s Church in the village. [...]

May 16th, 2014|

Can Sandhurst Silver make the King tell the truth?

Today was the day the road to Cheltenham and the National Finals 2014 begin for Sandhurst Silver Band and MD Ian McElligott. Kapitol Promotions announced the National Final Test Pieces today with a new piece called 'The King's Lie' by Stan Nieuwenhuis for the 1st Section.  For a performance of the piece, you can watch here - https://soundcloud.com/studiostan/a-kings-lie-performed-by-brass. All the pieces for the Finals [...]

April 9th, 2014|

Success in Stevenage

  Sandhurst Silver Band's brief for the Saturday 15th March was clear......a good performance, of 'Cry of the Mountain', and result would take the band back into the Championship section after a 2 year absence, so this as well as a potential National Finals place was the real focus of the day in Stevenage.  With 4Barsrest issuing their predictions earlier in [...]

March 17th, 2014|

Sunshine for the Sandhurst Showcase

All brass banders know the stress that the annual Area contest brings, therefore to try and help get rid of some of this, The Sandhurst Silver Band played host to 3 other bands from the Championship, 2nd and 4th sections to give bands the opportunity to air their test pieces under contests conditions. The venue was St. Pauls Church in Camberley, [...]

March 9th, 2014|

Bravissimo at Burgess Hill!

Members of the band travelled to Burgess Hill, Sussex to participate in the SCABA's annual Quartets & Ensembles Contest, this year held at St. Paul's Catholic College on Saturday 15th February.  The contest also aims to attract soloists to play slow melodies & air varies & there were also junior & youth sections to cater for younger players. The day [...]

February 22nd, 2014|

Sandhurst Silver Score in Skegness

Butlins contest is always a hard fought contest with huge fields in all sections, and this year was no exception with 22 bands from across the country competing against each other in the 1st Section at the holiday resort in Skegness. The band arrived in Skegness on Friday evening for a 9pm rehearsal which after a long day of travelling [...]

January 19th, 2014|

Pre-Area 2014 Contest showcase

Before the 2014 Area Contests, the Sandhurst Silver Band are hosting 4 other bands from the Championship, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sections to showcase and critic the chosen test pieces for an ideal dry-run for the bands involved. Under contest conditions at St Paul's Church in Camberley, each band will play their appropriate test piece in front of an adjudicator [...]

January 9th, 2014|

SSB & SCB 2013 Award Winners!

2013 was a great year for both the Sandhurst Silver Band and Sandhurst Community Brass and in December both bands held their annual Christmas concerts where the 2013 award winners were announced by MD's Ian McElligott and Martin Hayter. Sandhurst Silver Band Most Improved Player - This award is decided by MD Ian McElligott who presents it to the person [...]

January 5th, 2014|

Happy New Year from all at Sandhurst!

Happy New Year to all and we wish you all the very best for 2014! 2014 is a big year for the Sandhurst Silver Band with the prospect of a return to the Championship Section if the right result happens at the London & Southern Counties Area at Stevenage Arts Centre in March. But before that, the band will be [...]

January 2nd, 2014|