Hathern Band`s moment of fame!

Sept. 17, 2011

Hathern Band were approached by Mark Ashton, who works as a Producer/Director for the One Show. He said they were are planning to do some filming in Leicester and Loughborough on Sat 17th September as part of their “Claim to Fame Series” where they look at a moment in History that brought fame to a village or city or town. The films are 5 minutes long. They were keen to look at the first sortie by Thomas Cook in 1841 when he took his first paying guests on a train from Leicester to Loughborough. On the train there was a brass band, thats where Hathern came in! as they were looking to re – create the atmosphere of the time. The players were keen on their moment of fame! and turned up at 9.30 a.m. at the Great Central Railway in Loughborough to start filming, starting off with a very entertaining journey on the train from Loughborough to Leicester. A great time was had by all – we are waiting to see if we can spot David Newman, our Musical Director on any of the filming!!

The film is due to be broadcasted on the One Show Friday 7th October.

Croc's wedding!

Aug. 20, 2011

Christina finally made a decent man out of ‘Croc’ (Hathern Bands famous Australian bass trombone player Dr Mark Terner, to give him his full name) over in sunny Germany last weekend. A brilliant time was had by all the travelling ‘Hathernites’ and a truly international feast involved lots of German wine and pickled platypus! with the Fosters flowing like water. David Newman cut a fine dash in Church sitting on the bridegrooms side wearing his hat with corks! Can`t wait for the next visit.

Hathern Band on Quorn Banks

Aug. 14, 2011

Quorn’s BAND ON THE BANKS was again a huge success on August 14th when the famous Hathern Band under its Musical Director, David Newman, treated the audience to a wonderful performance of their music. The occasion was made even more special with four of its gifted musicians being Quorn residents. Several impressive solos were performed during the afternoon and the last being a sparkling and prize winning performance of William Tell by one of the Quorn residents, Jake Baum, on Xylophone (see picture).

The weather was again kind to us and as well as Hathern Band our grateful thanks go to members of Quorn Cricket Club for their teas and generous portions of excellent home made cake. Thanks also for the use of the Church Room facilities and to the members of the public for again supporting this Parish Council sponsored even. Also thanks to those who helped with the clearing up afterwards. This is now becoming a regular event and we look foreword to next years event on August 19th when Hathern Band will again treat us.

Look out for details of this years Carol Concert in Quorn Village Hall when Hathen Band will perform Carols accompanied by the audience and generous Christmas Cheer!

David Cawdell – Quorn Parish Council

News update August 2011

Aug. 5, 2011

On the 26th June, you may remember one of the hottest days for some time, the Senior Band gave a Proms in the Park performance at the Birstall Gala. We have been flooded out in the past but on this occasion due to the scorching weather a huge crowd of around 3000 were there waiting for us. The programme featured many of the Bands fine soloists and concluded with Jerusalem, Fantasy on British Sea Songs and Pomp and Circumstance. This year were were again joined by Soprano Miss Jenny Saunders who as always was on scintillating form as she sang Gershwin’s Someone to Watch over me and Bernstein’s I feel pretty from West Side Story.

The Concert Brass performed at Kegworth Carnival, again in very hot weather, this is a return visit for the Concert Band who played last year at the same event.

Senior Band, Youth Band and Training Band are now on holiday for 3 weeks, although Concert Brass will continue. For the Senior Band this comes in the middle of preparations for the National Finals.

Finally if we could mention that the Band were presented with a lovely clock and commemorative plaque in memory of Michael Spencer a long time supporter and helper of the Band. A big thank you to Maureen and the Spencer family from the Band.

Hathern Band - National Finals

June 8, 2011

The National Finals Testpiece has been announced – The 1st Section will be
Verdi’s ‘La Forza Del Destino’.