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Recruitment – Are you up for the challenge of Indian Queens Band?

The band are looking for a couple of players to complete the ranks.

We are looking for A Solo Trombone player and a First Horn Player

These opportunities don’t come up that often, so you will need to get in touch quick to secure your position.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss further, please contact the band through their facebook page or email the band at indianqueensband1856@gmail.com

 

Free Concert for all of you

It’s not often you get anything for free these days, but here at Indian Queens Band we are to perform a free concert for you all.

Come along and enjoy listening to the band’s last concert of the summer season at the FREE Last Of The Summer Brass! Concert., this will feature many pieces from our Summer season plus music from our recent Exmouth Entertainment contest success.

The concert is on Sunday 16th September at St Enoder Parish Church starting at 7.00

Really hope to see you all there

St Enoder Church, 1 Narrow Lane, Newquay TR8 5EE

September 2018

Indian Queens Band have just competed in the 2018 Exmouth Contest held at the Pavilions in Exmouth last weekend.

The band played an excellent selection of music which rewarded us with the “Most Entertaining Band” trophy , which we first picked up 3 years ago as an ungraded band in our first ever appearance at the contest.

MD Mark Arnold Commented “This has been a hard week for the band, as I had to make changes to the programme a week before our attendance due to licensing issues on one of our intended pieces, but the band did a superb job in playing and the choreography required to make this programme work. It is a well deserved win and the whole point of being the most entertaining band at an Entertainment Contest.”

May 2018

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Our Solo Euphonium Player Tracey Kistle has been busy training for the Women Vs Cancer Ride the Night cycle ride on Saturday 5th May.

“Ride the Night 2018”. This starts at Windsor and the cyclist then ride in live traffic into London, stopping at the half way point in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace. Then it’s back to Windsor. A 62-mile journey. Tracey’s start time is 9pm and her number this year is 130.

If you wish to donate visit the justgiving.com website and we all wish her well for her ride.

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March 2018

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018

Come and join the band for a delicious Big Breakfast this Easter!

Easter Saturday 31st March
9am – Noon
Indian Queens Band Room.

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17th March 2018

Annual Dinner & Awards Evening

The band and its supporters held its annual dinner and awards night celebrations at the Sandy Lodge hotel in Newquay on the evening of Saturday 17th March. The evening started with an excellent hot buffet which everyone tucked into with excitement.

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After the food the presentation of the annual awards took place with Musical Director Mark Arnold taking the lead. This year’s awards went to;

Best young player – Oliver Williams,

Most improved player – Lindsey Williams who had moved from the smallest instrument in the band, the cornet to one of the largest the Eb Bass and has become a competent Bass player within 3 months.

Lindsey receiving her award. Tim Roberts “Players Player for 2018”

Player’s player award voted for by band players went to principle cornet player Tim Roberts.

The Denzil Boundy award for “Band Personality of the Year” was awarded to Damon Kistle.

The MD award, awarded to the person or persons the MD wished to acknowledge the help given to him throughout the year – Angela and Paul Mitchell.

Damon receiving his award Angela and Paul with the MD Award

The best section award went to the Percussion section, Jason Kitts, Robert Williams and Rhys Wynne-Jones.

The best player award went to Hannah Curnow the bands Solo Baritone player.

 Above– Percussion section & right Hannah receiving the best player award.

 

The evening finished off with a Disco, Karaoke and lots of good ole socialising.

10th March 2018

West of England Regional Contest – Riviera Centre Torquay

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The band made its debut in the 3rd section of the area contest at Torquay playing the test piece “Napoleon on the Alps” by Philip Harper. Although the band were pleased with their performance the result was a little disappointing coming 16th out of 18.

That’s banding for you, we are still on the learning curve and we will be determined for a better result next time out!

17th February – “Mid Winter Brass” Concert at Mount Charles Church

Our 2018 concert season got off to an early start this year with our “Mid Winter Brass” concert at Mount Charles Church on 17th February with our guests the Children’s Rainbow Choir.

The bands programme included Bandstand Boogie to open, Let it Go, Cornet Solo First Light, Police Academy March, Baritone Solo Feeling Good, the Monkees hit Day Dream Believer and finishing the first half with John Miles hit Music.

The Children’s Rainbow Choir finished off the first half with some lovely singing including a rendition of “The Music Man” accompanied by the band assisting with the tunes to the appreciation of the audience. The Choir opened the second half before the band continued with the foot tapping Amarillo, film music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Guardian of my Soul, film music Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines and finishing off the concert with Michael Jackson’s “Thiller”.

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Left: Band in performance, and Right: Children’s rainbow Choir