Newsletter Spring 2016

May 12, 2016

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Youth Band Quartet

April 24, 2016

Hathern Youth Band Quartet who claimed the 3rd Prize in the Hymn Tune section at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Solo, Duet and Quartet Contest held at Groby College.

Pictured from the left – Amadeo Tristanto (cornet) Sam Edwards (Eb Bass) Jack Browne (Tenor Horn) and Oliver Simpson (cornet)


Richard & Will

April 1, 2016

Hathern Band Down Under!
Band Patrons Joy and Barrie Atkinson recently visited their son and his family in Sydney. One evening they went to see their grandson Will, who plays clarinet, in concert and found that Richard Sandham was conducting. Richard learnt to play with Hathern Band, played with the Central Band of the RAF and now works as a Program Manager and Conductor for Directions in Music – a music education service, which provides Sydney schools with band programs and instrumental tuition. Richard composed the piece Pasture Lane for us which is featured on our latest CD. Our photo shows Richard and Will at band practice on Will’s ninth birthday. What a small world!!

Susan at the Royal

March 1, 2016

Susan Robinson is not only a fine cornet player, but also a talented pianist. She was invited to perform as the “pre-concert pianist” at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall ahead of the Philharmonia Orchestra concert on 5 February. Susan entertained for 45 minutes before the concert and ten minutes at the interval. Her programme included memorable classical music by Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy and Grieg plus more modern pieces like Erroll Garner’s Misty and Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson. On the previous Sunday Susan gave a preview in the band room for band members, patrons and friends who thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

Newsletter Winter 2016

Feb. 17, 2016

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