Warwick Community Band celebrates its 10th anniversary

Warwick Community Band was disbanded in 1910 but was reformed by the late Ron Everett after more than a 100-year absence in the town

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:37 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:38 pm
Warwick Community Band. Photo submitted

Members of a community band in Warwick celebrated the group's 10th anniversary this month.

Warwick Community Band was disbanded in 1910 but was reformed by the late Ron Everett after more than a 100-year absence in the town.

In 2011, after taking inspiration from the ethos of Gareth Malone’s ‘The Choir’, Ron formed the Warwick Community Band, which currently has more than 50 members and draws its membership from across the Warwick district.

Warwick Community Band. Photo supplied

Warwick Community Band is made up of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

Members can be of any musical standard and the band provides a platform for members of the public to work and join together in one inter-generational activity.

As the town band, they perform at many civic events throughout the year, performances include playing in Skegness, Bath and Bournemouth Bandstands.

Overseas trips include several visits to France to play at Samur’s music festival.

Warwick Community Band. Photo supplied

The band also provides a full service to Warwick Town Council for various events including the Warwick Armistice Parade and Warwick Christmas lights and carol service.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Warwick Community Band have been meeting virtually for practice sessions and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary via a virtual meeting.

The band played through a selection of their old favourites and shared memories during the video call.

Warwick Community Band continue to hold virtual practice sessions once a month to keep socially connected.

The band members say they are looking forward to being able to perform together again when permitted.

For more information about the community band or if anyone plays an instrument and would like to get involved, go to: http://www.warwickcommunityband.co.uk/contact