Archive for Llewellyn Wells
Lest we forget
The band thank Nigel Howard for his hard work, musicianship and guidance over the past 10 months. Since joining us last August, Nigel’s contribution was essential to our success at the National Championship and our fabulous concerts in Wokingham. Nigel wishes the band every success for the future and thanks everyone for their hard work during his time as MD. We also wish Nigel the very best in his musical career.
The band thank Lee Woodward for seven and a half years of tireless dedicated service, which have seen the band move up to the Second Section, win the Oxfordshire and District Contest and qualify for the National Championship.
Ted Cull, Principal Cornet 1981-2005
Wokingham Winter Carnival
Wokingham Winter Carnival is a fun day for all the family, starting at 11am on Sunday 29 November with street markets, performances and events throughout the day.
Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band will lead the Carnival Procession which starts at 4pm at Shute End and parades around the town.
Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band will lead the torchlight procession from the town centre at 6:30pm on Saturday 7 November.
The procession of 500 flaming torches walking down Broad Street is truly memorable and well worth coming down to watch and listen to the band.
The fireworks start at 7:30pm – the display will wow the audience and will be followed by a big bonfire.
More information about the event can be found at
Putting Brass in Macmillan’s Pocket
Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band recently performed in a concert which raised £765.50 for the Town Mayor’s Charity – Macmillan Cancer Support
The evening also saw the presentation of the band’s annual awards.
Following the rousing march General Mitchell, the band played the beautiful tone poem Finlandia. Principal Cornet Kevin Barker continued in style with Georgia on my Mind and our Trombone section delivered a colourful and enjoyable arrangement of It’s Not Unusual. Flugel Horn Damon Emes lyrically provided contrasting solace and resolve with A Time for Peace before the excitement of Gaelforce, The Dam Busters and band awards.
Long service awards were presented to Bb Bass Derrick Curtis (5 years) and 3rd Cornet Keith Spiers, who has retired from the band after 35 years of distinguished service.
We the band nominated our Concert Secretary Dawn Thompson to receive the award Bandsman of the Year for her tireless service, administrative and logistical contribution to the running of the band, and this in the face of the most challenging personal circumstances.
Musician of the Year was awarded to Solo Horn Siân Moorhouse (pictured) for her musical contribution to the band and consistent instrumental progress.
The Wokingham Paper published an article about our concert.
Town Mayor’s Concert
Wokingham Town Mayor, Councillor Philip Mirfin, invites you to a concert performed by Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band!
Saturday 26 September 2015, 7:30pm (doors 7pm)
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5TU
Tickets cost £10 each and are available at Wokingham Theatre
www.wokingham-theatre.org.uk 0118 978 5363
Proceeds support the Mayor’s Charity – Macmillan Cancer Support