10th July 2022 Anniversary Concert at The Cause

We were delighted to perform a concert celebrating both the 30th year of the Chippenham Town Band and also the 20th year of The Cause Music and Arts (an incredible venue for various groups including our band rehearsals for the last 21 years!)

Concert band playing on the stage at The Cause
10th July 2022 Chippenham Town Band Anniversary Concert

A varied selection of music was chosen showcasing some of our very talented players with solos featuring the piccolo, trombone, clarinet, euphonium, alto saxophone and even the tuba!

  • Pieces performed during the anniversary concert:
    • Ellington (composed by Duke Ellington, Eddie De Lange, Irving Mills, Luther L. Henderson, Manny Kurtz, Bob Russel and arranged by Larry Kerchner)
    • Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni)
    • Rocking for Piccolo (Josef Bönisch)
    • Waltz No. 2 (composed by Dmitri Shostakovich arranged by James Curnow)
    • Embraceable You (composed by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, arranged by Warren Barker)
    • Marching Through the Movies (arranged by Nigel Hall)
    • Cant’ Help Falling in Love (arranged by Frank Bernaerts)
    • Mondo Glissando (Mike Hannickel)
    • Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
    • Forgotten Dreams (Leroy Anderson)
    • We’ll Meet Again (Ross Parker and Hughie Charles)

It was a wonderful afternoon which included special guests performing folk music. The interval involved a splendid array of cakes, tea and drinks with a display of band history – see snippet below:

Historical display (photos, memorabilia) of Chippenham Town Band
10th July 2022 Chippenham Town Band Historical Display

There was a closing collection for Children in Ukraine which we are very heartened to hear raised an astounding £350 – many thanks for all the donations.

3rd July 2022 John Coles Park Concert 3-5pm

Halfway through the bandstand season and we returned to John Coles Park for a wonderful concert playing a huge variety of music. It was great to see so many people enjoying the afternoon in the park, and we catered to everyone’s tastes with our mix of tunes from marches, classic swing / big band, film soundtracks and more.

Chippenham Town Band playing at the bandstand in John Coles Park, Chippenham
03Jul2022 Chippenham Town Band playing at the bandstand in John Coles Park

Please visit the Chippenham Town Council website [link] for the full list of bands playing on Sunday afternoons for the rest of the summer. We’ll be returning to the bandstand for the final concert on 11th September.