Celebrate Christmas with Wells City Band

Wells City Band is looking forward to entertaining you this Christmas.  Pop along and hear us playing all of your favourite Christmas songs and carols.

Saturday 1st December, 10.00 am – 10.45 am & 11.00 am – 12.00. At Rookery Farm’s Christmas Market, Binegar.  There is so much going on at this Christmas market and we’re really excited to join in the festivities.  There will be stalls, food,  Santa’s Grotto and much more.  Details on:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/AtRookeryFarm/

Saturday 8th December, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, Carols at Morrison’s in Wells

Sunday 9th December;
– 12.00 noon – 12.45 pm, Reindeer Parade, Wells
– 1.00 – 1.30 pm Carols outside Wells Town Hall
– 2.30 -3.30 pm St Cuthbert’s Church.  The band will be supporting St Cuthbert’s very popular three day Nativity, Angels and Star Festival (Fri 7th – Sun 9th December), by performing a carol concert on the afternoon of the 9th. http://www.stcuthbertswells.co.uk/nativity-sets-and-angels/

Tuesday 11th December, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, carols on Easton Green

Wednesday 12th December – 7.30 pm, carol concert at St Cuthbert’s Church in aid of St John’s Ambulance

Saturday 15th December, 7.30pm, Wells City Band Christmas Treats Concert, tickets £7.50 available from Jane Hill 01749 675668 or on the door.  As well as music from the main band, our training and intermediate sections will be joining in the fun.  There will also be refreshments and a raffle.

Friday 21st December, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, carols at Morrison’s in Wells

Saturday 22nd December, 1.30 – 3.30 pm, carols at Bishops Palace Chapel.  The Bishop’s Palace is celebrating Christmas with festive decoration making workshops and Father Christmas.  Wells City Band are delighted to be invited to play Christmas carols in the Chapel. https://bishopspalace.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-the-palace/

 

We Remember

Saturday 27th October 7.30pm, Wells Town Hall

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Launch Concert 

The Wells Branch of The Royal British Legion will launch their 97th Annual Poppy Appeal with a concert at Wells Town Hall on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm

Wells City Band is delighted to be invited to help launch this year’s appeal by providing some musical entertainment comprising of popular tunes old and new.

There will be a presentation of the standards, a raffle and refreshments.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in person from Wells Film Centre from 1.00pm – 9.00pm daily (cash only) or on the door on the evening.

Further details about this event can be found on the Wells RBL Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WellsBranchRBL/posts/

Or, on the Wells Town Hall website:  http://www.wells.gov.uk/

 

Sunday 11th November 5.30pm

Wookey Hole

WW1 Beacons of Light

A Nation’s Tribute

A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

The event will open at 5.30pm.  At 6.55pm the Last Post will be played on the hill in line of sight of Glastonbury Tor, with the Beacon being lit at 7.00pm.

Wells City Band are honoured to have been asked to participate in a concert that starts at 7.20pm

For full details of this event and all the timings  please look at the Wookey Hole Village website: https://www.wookeyhole.info/village-life2/2-uncategorised/320-ww1-beacons-of-light.html

 

Festival of Brass – Sunday 16th September

Make a date with a fabulous selection of bands from around the region in a celebration of live music on the Bandstand at the Wells Recreation Ground on Sunday 16th September.

The event kicks off at 10.00am and a programme of performances from eight different bands continues throughout the day finishing at 5.00pm.

There will be refreshments available and many stalls where you can try your luck at winning a prize.

Spring and Summer Events 2018

Wells City Band are pleased to give you an early preview of some of the exciting events we will be playing at later this year:

Sunday 12th Aug – 2.00 – 4.00pm, Blake Gardens band stand, Bridgwater.

Sunday 16th September – 9.00am – 5.00pm, The Bandstand at Wells Recreation Ground.  A celebration of music from brass bands around the region.

Saturday 27th October – 7.30pm, Royal British Legion poppy appeal launch concert, Wells Town Hall.

Saturday 3rd November- 12.00 – 2.00pm.  Bridgwater Carnival concert, St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater.

Sunday 11th November – 7.00pm, A Nations Tribute – Beacon of Light, Wookey Hole in the marque by the hotel.

Friday 16th November – 6.00pm Wells Carnival.

Saturday 1st December – 10.00 – 10.45 am & 11.00 am – 12.00noon, Binegar Christmas Market, Rookery Farm Binegar

Saturday 8th December- 10.00 am – 1.00pm, carols for shoppers at Morrisons in Wells

Sunday 9th December – The Reindeer Parade

Tuesday 11th December – 6.30 – 7.30 pm, carols at Easton Green

Saturday 15th December – 7.30pm, Christmas concert, Wells Town Hall

Friday 21st December – 7.00 – 9.00pm, carols for shoppers at Morrisons in Wells

Saturday 22nd December – 1.30 – 3.30 pm, carols at the Bishop’s Palace chapel

Monday 24th December- 6.00 – 9.00 pm, Christmas carols at various locations around the City of Wells

Band Celebrates Awards

The annual Christmas concert is a special occasion in the band’s calendar when the Wells main band is joined by both the training and intermediate bands to present this festive event.  Each section delighted the packed audience at Wells Town Hall with a lively and varied programme of traditional and modern Christmas tunes. To add to the festivities the band celebrated special achievements with the presentation of awards.  Dot Poole, Musical Director presented the awards with help from Tania Climo, Training Section M.D. and the Mayor of Wells, Cllr John North.  Cllr North presented Tanya Climo with a long service award having played with and supported the band for an incredible 30 years!  Well done and congratulations to all of our awards winners.

Best Bands Person of the Year – Geoff Baker-Hytch

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Most Improved Player – Sharon James

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Training Band Award – Jess Milverton

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30 Year’s Service – Tanya Climo

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6 Years Service Award – Angela Humphries

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Best Supporter – Vikki Milverton

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