Getting the Party Started 24th July at 11.00am

Wells City Band are delighted to be starting up the programme of music on the Cathedral Green at 11.00am as part of the Wake Up Wells Community Day: the Big Picnic.

Wells City Band has been locked down during the pandemic and have only recently been allowed to rehearse; – socially distanced of course, with covers over the end of our instruments and adhering to all Covid regulations. So it will be super special to play for you all on the Cathedral Green.

Come into Wells between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 24th July and enjoy a village fete, entertainment, music, food and a range of information stalls, have-a-go experiences.

As well as Wells City Band there will be performances on the Green from the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir, ZZ Birmingham Blues Band, THE PORTRAITS and Wells Jazz Collective. Inside the Cathedral there will be music from Somerset Chamber Choir, Wells Amateur Bellringing Society, Drum Together. Plus much more and something for everyone.

Why not bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it?

The band will also be manning an information stall so pop along and have a chat with us!

This whole event has been organised by Wells Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace, the Project Factory, Rotary Club of Wells and Fresh and Good to bring you a special day in celebration of the relaxation of lockdown regulations.

For more information go to:

http://www.projectfactory.uk/communityday

http://www.facebook.com/projectfactorycic

Clock in a Box! Fundraiser

CLOCK  IN A BOX!

CAN YOU SPARE A MINUTE FOR YOUR LOCAL BRASS BAND?

For over 180 years, the “Wells City Band” have played for the people of Wells in times of sadness and joy.

For the past 5 months the band’s players have continued practicing at home, sharing in the recent Thursday thanks for the NHS and also playing individually for the V.E. Day Commemorations.

Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 restrictions ,all the band’s practices and bookings have been cancelled and no events have been held during the spring or summer.

In order to keep the band going we need your support.

Please could you support us by buying a minute of time at the cost of £5?  With the help of Marc Fisher (The Gallery), we have wound a clock that will be placed in a box and which will eventually stop. The time will be given to us by Marc Fisher at the end of August. If you guess the right time or near to the time ,then you would win one of these these wonderful prizes!

First Prize- £200

Second Prize- £50 voucher for The Gallery Jewellers

Additional prizes of £25 and copies of the Wells City Band history book –all prizes make  up 10% of profits

Thank you for keeping YOUR band alive for the future

Jane Hill- Secretary

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ENTER:

  1. NAME
  2. CONTACT- YOUR ADDRESS/ EMAIL OR BAND MEMBER CONTACT
  3. TIME/TIMES YOU HAVE CHOSEN FOR THE CLOCK TO STOP( EG 3.45  OR 12.03…….)

(If your time/s  have already been chosen it will go to the nearest clear time)

IT IS A 12 HOUR CLOCK

  1. HOW TO ENTER:
  • SEND INFORMATION IN AN ENVELOPE WITH CHEQUE (“WELLS CITY BAND”)OR £5 CASH FOR EACH MINUTE TO
    • Jane Hill, Wells City Band, Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA52RB

OR

  • Email: janehill546@aol.com  the times you require and you will be sent the Wells City Band bank details for a direct transfer of the money to our bank account

V.E. Day 75th Anniversary

V.E. Day
ON V.E. Day, Friday May 8th members of Wells City Band , along with many other bands, will stand outside their front doors and play “The Last Post” at 2.55. This will be achieved on different instruments, not just the cornets. We feel this is an important tribute that we want to recognise .
The Band family has keep morale high, with challenges for practicing including playing on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. We are a diverse group of people of all ages; key workers with the health service, older members self isolating, children not able to get to school, some coping with health issues, one recovering from a stay at Yeovil hospital, so we are a cross section of the community in Wells.
We appreciate the support through emails and phone calls, from our supporters, who are willing us to be ready for an amazing event when we will at last be able to meet.
This quality time at home has given us an opportunity to read the informative book of the history of the band that has been completed by historian Susan Caola. Our book launch has been postponed.
We are finding great comfort in music- we will be ready to share this with you all as soon as possible