25th June 2022 Biddestone Fete

The annual village fete returned at last for 2022 and we were delighted to be invited back to play various tunes for the afternoon at a marquee near the duck pond. The weather held out (at least until after our final set) and there were plenty of fete attendees enjoying the various stalls, games and cream tea available.

Concert band in a marquee performing at the Biddestone Fete
25th June 2022 Biddestone Fete

We were particularly appreciative of the considerate announcer waiting until between our pieces to publicize particular fete information, and also for praising the band’s performance – even naming some of the music.

Overall it was a brilliant afternoon, we hope to return next year!

4th June 2022 Rowde Jubilee Picnic

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Jubilee: playing on the stage at the Rowde Jubilee Picnic for an hour long set. We tailored our music to the event with various marches and royal tunes (including a Queen medley and Duke Ellington), finishing with the National Anthem.

The playing field was packed with locals enjoying the various stalls and entertainment scheduled throughout the afternoon. Many thanks to Cllr A Humphreys for permitting us to use their photo of the band (originally posted on the Rowde Village website).

Chippenham Town Band playing on the stage at Rowde's Jubilee Picnic
04Jun2022 Chippenham Town Band at Rowde Jubilee Picnic, photo provided by Cllr A Humphreys