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Exmouth Town Concert Band has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation

21st November 2019

Exmouth Town Concert Band has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation which was set up to support charities and good causes.

The band has been given £1,470 by Hendy Foundation which will be used to buy jackets for new members.

“We’re delighted with this donation to help the band as the jackets really help with our identity,” said Secretary Kelly Hammond.

“It was great to meet band members Kelly together with new recruits Hilary Thompson and Paul Hiley who are so enthusiastic about playing music in the local community,” said Alyson Marlow, Hendy Foundation trustee. “We look forward to seeing the new band members in their jackets.”

Hendy Foundation is a dedicated charity to provide grants to local projects, people and charitable organisations in the areas in which Hendy Group operates.

It provides grants from £500 to £5,000 to organisations in Devon, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Kent, and Surrey with funding from Hendy Group which is donating £2 for every retail car it sells which is set to provide up to £50,000 in the first 12 months.

Details of Hendy Foundation and how to apply for grants are now online at www.hendyfoundation.org

Pictured left to right – Hendy Foundation trustee Alyson Marlow with Hilary Thomson, Paul Hiley and Kelly Hammond

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.

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