Hope Centre Review

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Being Armistice Day the Concert Opened by the bands Conductor; Joshua Hughes playing the Last Post and Liz Cowley performing a monologue followed by the reveille in respect of the war dead.  The… Continue reading

Christmas Concert Poster

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Its nearly that time of year again, Come along and Enjoy a FREE Festive Concert with Coventry Festival Band.

Enterprise Club Review

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On the 8th October Coventry Festival Band played at the Enterprise Club Coventry, Some excellent playing was heard during this programme, which was well received  by a very appreciative audience. The Two Soloists… Continue reading

Protected: Band Xmas Concert 10.12.13

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Protected: Alz Cafe Program – 11.11.13

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2nd Baritone – Dave Harrison

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Started Playing: With the Festival Band in 1984 on Euphonium, moved onto Baritone, then onto Tenor horn and later back onto Baritone Previous Bands: Coventry City Police Band Memorable Banding Moments: At Wolverhampton… Continue reading

2nd Trombone – Audrey Bassinder

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Started Playing: 1969 Previous Bands: West Midlands Police Band (Still playing) Memorable Banding Moments: Visiting Germay to play in Tattoos, Playing in the Mall at a memorial service for the late film director… Continue reading

Drum Kit – Barry Walker

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Started Playing: I started playing when I was 11 years old back in 1942 Previous Bands: The Salvation Army Band, Coventry School of Music, Coventry Festival Band (20 years) Memorable Banding Moments: Playing… Continue reading

2nd Euphonium – Desmond Mawby

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Started Playing: 1943 with Rugby YP Band, passed audition for the Royal Warwickshire Regimental in 1947, Passed the entrance exam for Military School of Music 1950 but was retained by the Regimental Band… Continue reading

EEb Bass – John Bassinder

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Started Playing: Was self taught started in 1980. Started on Baritone,had to try first baritone not too long after joining the band, moved onto 3rd cornet and then volunteered for EEb bass. Previous… Continue reading