12th March 2023 - ATB compete at the West Of England Regional Championships

On Sunday afternoon ATB competed for the first time in their history with the elite bands of the West of England Championship Section. Having played the challenging test piece Red Priest the band came off the stage very pleased with their performance. Gaining a creditable 9th place guarantees the band Championship section status again for next year. Congratulations to winners Camborne Town Band, runners up Flowers Band and 3rd place Aldbourne Band who have qualified for the National Finals.

Results:

1 Camborne

2 Flowers

3 Aldbourne

4 St Dennis

5 Filton Concert Brass

6 Verwood Concert Brass

7 Woodfalls

8 Brunel Brass

9 Andover Town

10 Michelmersh Silver

11 Roche Brass

26th Nov 2022 - ATB compete at the Wessex Winter Contest

Following many weeks of intense rehearsals, ATB travelled to Bournemouth to compete in the Wessex Annual Winter Contest. The  adjudicator for the day was Tom Hutchinson (principal cornet of the world famous Cory Band and Besson Artist). Playing off a number one draw at 10am the band performed the march Orion (W Rimmer) and the test peice Trittico (James Curnow). Competing against 13 other bands, ATB were awarded a very creditable 5th place for the Test Peice and were delighted with a 3rd place for the March. To crown the day, conductor, Scott Stewart was awarded the South Wilts cup for the conductor judged to have the Best Musical Interpretation of the score. Congratulations go to Scott - this award is a recognition of the extremely hard work and many hours that he puts into preparing the band!

11th Nov 2022 - ATB perform at the "Andover Remembers" concert

In the first concert of its kind in Andover, ATB performed at the Andover Baptist Church, for a Festival of Remembrance, to a packed hall. The concert included many reflective peices of music, featured a number of soloists, and Act of Remembrance in the second half. ATB were delighted to play in front of many distinguished guests, were honoured to share the stage with members of the military and the Royal British Legion (money raised from the concert will go to their Annual Poppy Appeal). It is hoped that this popular concert will become an annual event.

Friends of the Band

The running of a brass band is a very expensive activity and at ATB all playing members pay subscriptions to help with the running costs. On top of this the band raises money in a variety of ways. The band has been very fortunate to receive many donations from individuals who wanted to support the band. Subsequently ATB are pleased to run a Friends of Andover Town Band Scheme. Friends will receive regular communications, including this newsletter and advance notice of events. If you are interested in signing up please contact us using the form here.

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