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Busy Christmas looms for Community Concert Band

23rd October 2019

Exmouth Town Concert Band are gearing up for another busy season as the nights draw in and Christmas draws near.


The band will start a packed December with two performances at the Exmouth Christmas Fayre alongside the choirs of Churches Together in Exmouth and Exmouth Choral Society in the evening of 6th December and just four days later will perform their annual showpiece Christmas Concert at Exmouth Pavilion on 10th December with special guests the Exmouth Shanty Men and extra special guest vocalist Nikki Atkins who will each accompany the band and audience in some classic Christmas sing-alongs. Tickets, priced at £8 each, are available now and selling fast.


Christmas cheer will also be spread by the band in Exeter this year when on 15th December they head to Tesco Exeter Vale to perform carols in the foyer for Christmas shoppers. Another highlight of the festive season for the band is the annual Celebrate Exmouth Carols & Nativity service, organised alongside the Exmouth Gateway Club, the band’s Charity of the Year for 2019.


The band will also be appearing around Exmouth to perform carols and other Christmas favourites this December; keep an eye out on the band’s website and social media profiles to find out when.

Exmouth Town Concert Band are heading to Sidmouth for an afternoon performance for everyone to enjoy. The concert, to be held at Sidmouth Parish Church on 22nd June, will begin at 2:30pm and will feature a programme of music including recognisable pieces from across the decades.

 

The band recognise that many potential audience members are no longer able to make it to the traditional formal evening concerts and so the informal Community Concert idea was born. Tickets are priced at £5 each and are available from Paragon Books in Sidmouth or on the door. Carers are entitled to a free ticket and just need to mention that they’d like one when purchasing.

 

Throughout 2019 the band are supporting the Exmouth Gateway Club as their charity of the year, an organisation which provides social activities for adults with learning difficulties.

 

More information and a list of all the band’s upcoming engagements can be found at www.exmouthtownconcertband.org.uk.

Exmouth Town Concert Band are celebrating another successful year of fundraising after handing South West MS Centre a cheque for £600 at a recent rehearsal.

The Centre benefited from the band’s charitable efforts throughout 2018 and collected the proceeds of programme sales and retiring collections at the band’s concerts in Spring and at Christmas.

Tracey Skinner, Fundraising Manager for The South West MS Centre, said “the band’s donation means so much to us all and will make such a difference to the lives of the people we see at our Centre in Exeter dealing with the daily challenges of living with a neurological condition.”

Jackson Hammond, Publicity Officer for Exmouth Town Concert Band, commented on the band’s ongoing charity commitment saying, “Our Charity of the Year scheme provides an amazing opportunity for us in the band and our fabulous supporters to give something back to our community. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tracey and the team from The South West MS Centre over the past twelve months and we are delighted to hear that the funds we have raised will be put to such good use.”

The band’s Charity of the Year for 2019 is the Exmouth Gateway Club, a local charity providing social evenings, outings and holidays for adults with learning difficulties. The club, who are celebrating their 30th year of providing their much appreciated service, are working closely with the band to arrange a number of special collaborative events throughout the year.

Find out more

Exmouth Town Concert Band: www.exmouthtownconcertband.org.uk

South West MS Centre: www.southwestmscentre.co.uk

Exmouth Gateway Club: www.exmouthgateway.co.uk

 

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Credit: Exmouth Town Concert Band

L to R: Kelly Hammond (ETCB Secretary), Tracey Skinner (SWMSC Fundraising Manager), Steve Grant (ETCB Director of Music)

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