Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all our supporters and friends.A very busy and successful 2022 comes to an end. Hoping 2023 is another great year for the band.
Our annual Christmas concert with the Parkside Singers will be on 11th December, 2.30 pm at Parkside Hall.
Tickets are £8 available on the door and all proceeds are used to support the Band and Parkside Singers costs of rehearsals, music and future concerts.
The band were busy over the weekend ( 27/11) entertaining the crowds at Christmas Light Switch On festivities in both Ampthill and Flitwick
The Band have recently purchased new outdoor jackets to keep everyone warm and dry whilst performing outdoors during the cold autumn and winter months. Here they are looking resplendent on Remembrance Day 2022.
The Band were proud to support both the Ampthill & Flitwick 2022 Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies playing marches, hymns and background music.
Principal cornet player – Louis Sherry, played the Last Post and Reveille at the Ampthill Cenotaph.
Project: Come Blow Your Horn
The ‘Come Blow Your Horn’ project launched in September 2022. It aims to reach out to school children to encourage them to learn a brass instrument. The project was made possible due to the hard work of Joe Morris and Ampthill Town Band to receive a £10,000 grant from the newly established Rookery South Community Trust Fund.
Ampthill Town Band will deliver the 2-year ‘Come Blow Your Horn’ project within the Alameda Middle School (in Ampthill) and Woodland Middle School (in Flitwick) They support new learner groups in brass musicianship including trumpets, cornets, trombones, horns, and tubas.
Instruments and tuition will be provided free of charge for a group of about 12 learners in each middle school. Learners will also join for practices held at Redborne School and with Ampthill Town Band.