Fanfare Trumpet Team

TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM

 

We are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative which will give a new dimension to the band. This is THE TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM

 

The TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM can create dignity or impact to announce any occasion or personality.

Ideal for weddings, product launches, store openings, sporting events, award ceremonies, civic functions, banquets, corporate or private events, opening fetes and shows

the Fanfare Trumpet Team, performing a stately fanfare, will instantly command the attention of guests.

 

Dressed in distinctive smart uniforms and performing on traditional long silver trumpets, the presence of a fanfare team will make any occasion feel very special indeed.

 

The sight and sound of these instruments is quite spectacular. Quite often a composer will choose to add fanfare trumpets to music to enhance the sound or develop the theme. Either way, the sight and sound is often awe inspiring.

 

Listen out for our Fanfare Team and contact the band if you would like to hire them for that special event.

 

 

Summer Charity Concert 2017

Tenbury Teme Valley Band

Charity Concert

Conductor Ruth Riley

  Saturday 8th July 2017, 7.00 pm

Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells

Tickets £7, Concessions £6 available from the Regal Box Office on 01584 811442

(ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine and a cupcake)

After last year’s acclaimed sell-out performance Tenbury Teme Valley Band is proud to present its 2017 Annual Charity Concert.

Also performing are two fabulous choirs: Tenbury C of E Primary Academy Choir and Choral Diversity.

You are in for a real treat with a new repertoire of music, which includes pieces for every age group and there will also be lots  of extra surprises in store.

All proceeds from the performance will be donated to three local charities: NILS, St Mary’s Church (new sound system) and 1st Tenbury Scout Group.

Admission price includes a complimentary glass of wine and a cupcake.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ruth Riley conducting the 2016 concert

Band Music Workshop – April 22nd 2017

A Workshop was held at Tenbury C of E Primary Academy, where the band was fortunate to be tutored by the inspirational professional Conductor Huw Thomas.

This was a fantastic opportunity to have a teaching session for the whole band in a relaxed atmosphere. This was also a social event with a buffet lunch and afternoon tea.

Huw will definitely be visiting us again for more of his amazing workshops.

Thank you Huw for this truly amazing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huw helped  prepare pieces for  upcoming events including Tenbury Teme Valley Band’s Charity Concert at the Regal Theatre on Saturday 8th July. Tickets are now on sale from the Regal Box Office. Please see news item for more details of this exciting event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25th Anniversary Concert Report

Anniversary Concert Report

 

On Saturday 9th July 2016 Tenbury Teme Valley Band held its 25th Anniversary Concert at the Regal Theatre in Tenbury.

All proceeds from this concert were presented to the Three local charities (Hereford Hospital Renton Unit, Equine Market Watch, and Working Together).

Wow! What a fun-filled and spectacular evening it was. The auditorium was packed with our wonderful, supportive audience who participated throughout in all the music and jollity.

The band, conducted by Ruth Riley, opened the concert with a rousing rendition of the Concert March ‘Colonel Bogey’. Another piece in this opening selection was one of the band’s current favourite pieces ‘Ecstasy of Gold’.

Tenbury C of E Primary Academy Choir, conducted by Kevin Bryant, captivated everyone with their first group of songs. One of the most poignant memories of the evening is Choral Diversity leading everyone into a standing ovation for this talented children’s choir.

The band’s saxophone section then entertained with two saxophone quartets ‘Looney Tunes’ and ‘Baby Elephant Walk’ before the full band played a Star Wars Medley, complete with sound effects, masks and light sabers (much to the delight of Star Wars fans).

Then it was the turn of Choral Diversity to take to the stage with a superb arrangement of The Lion King. Their conductor Beth Melling has created a vibrant, fun loving and clearly dedicated choir, which was appreciated by the audience.

The final group of pieces in the first half included a beautiful rendition of Going Home by the band’s horn section.

The band opened the second half with ‘Happy’ from Despicable Me 2 which led to spontaneous singing by the two choirs. The choirs and audience also enjoyed singing the songs in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Tenbury C of E Primary Academy Choir once more spread their magic over us all with their second selection of songs. What Stars they were!

In the next selection of band pieces was The Three Minute Nutcracker. This created hilarity as the band endeavoured to play the arrangement of the Nutcracker Ballet in three minutes. We also had our own ballerina, 10 year old Alice Hickey. Alice held the toy nutcracker and was delighted to be presented with a red rose at the end of her performance (as every prima ballerina should!).

Founding members of Tenbury Teme Valley Band cut the 25th Anniversary cake whilst everyone sang Happy Birthday.

After Choral Diversity had entertained us with their 2nd selection of songs it was time for the Grand Finale. Tenbury Teme Valley Band, Choral Diversity, the Tenbury Primary Academy choir and members of the Royal British Legion Choir together with the audience raised the Regal Theatre roof with You’ll Never Walk Alone and Old Time Singalong.

Everyone was treated to a cupcake as they left the theatre.

What a wonderful evening!

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A Musical Night at the Movies

Raising funds for Headsmart and Kyre Group Riding for the Disabled

On Saturday 12th July 2014 Tenbury Teme Valley Band held their Annual Charity Concert – ‘A Musical Night at the Movies’.It was a packed house at the Regal Theatre in Tenbury Wells and the audience thoroughly enjoyed an amazing evening of entertainment.

The band opened the concert with a superb rendition of ‘The Dambuster’s March’, which was preceded by a flypast of Lancaster bombers! Thank you to John Mather (Chairman of the Band Committee) and the Regal sound and lighting engineers. The band followed this with another piece and then welcomed their first special guests: Tenbury C of E Primary School Choir.

The school choir, which is made up of children aged 7 to 11, directed by Mr Kevin Bryant, enthralled the audience in both halves of the concert with an enchanting selection of songs.

After two more pieces by the band and a flute solo by the very talented Archie Auger the band welcomed its next special guests, the Ludlow and Hereford Got 2 Sing choirs. Their Musical Director, Beth Hippard, led the choir as they sang a range of songs in their vibrant and professional style.

After a short interval the second half commenced with the band performing a medley of Abba’s greatest hits. This resulted in a spontaneous singalong by choirs and audience.

Next the band welcomed an unexpected guest, Adele, who seemed pleased with the band’s interpretation of Skyfall!

It was then time for a very special part of the evening in which the band celebrated the achievements of its members. Martin Thompson was presented with a glass clarinet in recognition of 10 years dedicated service to the band. Numerous band members were congratulated on achieving their instrumental grades (see news section of website for details).

Everyone involved in supporting the band over the past year and those who helped make the concert such an amazing evening were thanked for all their hard work and commitment.

The Got 2 Sing choir and the band performed further memorable pieces and this led to the Grand Finale. All the performers joined together to give a rousing rendition of ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by the Proclaimers, ensuring the evening ended on a high note!

 

Fun and laughter before playing ‘James Bond’!

 

Some of the comments about the concert:

…Congratulations on the fantastic concert! It was amazing!

…all the musical groups complimented each other

…it was as near to perfect as you can get

…we thought it was all excellent, a really lovely programme of music

…been an amazing 10 years and I’ve loved every minute of it

…congratulations on such a successful event

…the band sounded so professional

…Woweee!! Last night was ELECTRIC!!

…Well done and thanks to all the performers (Band and Choirs) who performed at the Regal tonight. Fantastic fun anda wonderful concert!

…it was really stunning!

…I liked the familiarity of the pieces, especially singing along with Abba

…we haven’t enjoyed a night out so much for a long time. Can we order 2 tickets for next year’s concert?

 

2014 ‘Musical Night at the Movies’ eye catching poster

2015 Annual Charity Concert Report

2015 Annual Charity Concert Report

On Saturday 11th July 2015 Tenbury Teme Valley Band held their Annual Charity Concert – ‘Music Through the Decades’. It was a packed house at the Regal Theatre in Tenbury Wells and the audience thoroughly enjoyed an amazing evening of musical entertainment.

Hannah Evans opened the concert with a vocal solo ‘Thank you for the Music’ which was immediately followed by the band playing ‘Abba Gold’. The band performed another piece from the 80’s and then welcomed their first special guests: Tenbury C of E Primary School Choir.

The school choir, which is made up of children aged 7 to 11, directed by Mr Kevin Bryant, enthralled the audience in both halves of the concert with an enchanting selection of songs. They certainly stole the show.

A clarinet solo ‘Moon River’ was played by the very talented Martin Thomson accompanied by the band. Martin was presented with a bar of chocolate (as in the TV advert). The audience sang along to ‘Symphonic Beatles’-a lively Medley of Beatles songs. Then it was time for the band to welcome its next special guests, the Ludlow and Hereford Got 2 Sing choirs.  Their Musical Director, Cathy Hart,  led the choir as they sang a range of songs in their vibrant and professional style.

After a short interval, the second half commenced with the band performing ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Young cornet player Alice Hickey had choreographed her own dance to accompany this piece, which was greatly appreciated by the audience. Her costume, made by her Grandma Daph Rollings, was superb!  ‘Nobody Does it Better’ featured our three Tenor Saxophone players-Celia Dodd, Chris Riley and Tony Parslow. Ruth Riley played a lovely flute solo ‘Cinema Paradiso’.

 

Everyone had a real treat when ballroom dancers Allister Wilson and Naomi Hart performed different dance styles to the bands music including a waltz and a jive. Their changes of costume were spectacular.

It was then time for a very special part of the evening in which the band celebrated the achievements of its members. Tony Morris was presented with a glass trumpet in recognition of 10 years dedicated service to the band. Numerous band members were congratulated on achieving their instrumental grades (see news section of website for details).

 

Everyone involved in supporting the band over the past year and those who helped make the concert such an amazing evening were thanked for all their hard work and commitment. The band thanked the Regal Theatre Team for all their hard work in making this concert such a huge success.

The Primary School Choir, The Got 2 Sing choir and the Band performed further memorable pieces and this led to the Grand Finale. All the performers joined together in ‘Highlights from Frozen’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, ensuring the evening ended on a high note!

All money raised will be donated to three local charities: Tenbury Nils, Tenbury Age UK and Café 27.

St Mary’s Church Concert 2015

St Mary’s Church Concert 2015

On Saturday 18th April 2015 Tenbury Teme Valley Band performed with Tenbury Church of England Primary School Choir (directed by Kevin Bryant), St Mary’s Handbell and Chime Choir (conducted by Elaine Chell) and Rachel Wall (singer). Compere for the evening was Mrs Jill Grant, Headteacher of Tenbury C of E Primary School.

The ‘Night of Music’ was a huge success and was supported by a very large supportive audience and the fantastic amount of 440 raised for church funds.it was a delight to see so many people from the community joining together in this memorable event.

2015 Annual Charity Concert

Music through the Decades

Charity Concert

Saturday 11th July 2015, 7:00 pm

Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells

Tickets £7, Concessions £6 available from the Regal Box Office

(ticket price includes a complimentaryglass of wine and a cupcake)

After its acclaimed 2014 performance Tenbury Teme Valley Band is presenting its 2015 annual Charity Concert. Come and join the band for an exciting and varied mix of music and entertainment, with something for everyone. Also performing are two fabulous choirs: Tenbury C of E Primary School Choir and Ludlow & Hereford Got2Sing choir.

The band have been busily rehearsing an exciting new repertoire of music featuring pieces through the Decades.

All proceeds from the performance will be donated to three local charities: Tenbury Age UK, Cafe 27 and NILS.

Admission price includes a complimentary glass of wine and a cupcake.

Tenbury Teme Valley Band performing at the Regal Theatre in 2014

Tenbury Teme Valley Band - Music through the Decades

Welcome to Our Website!

With 25 years of rich musical history the Band is proud of its heritage and its association with the town of Tenbury Wells, the Teme Valley and surrounding area. The Band gives high quality musical performances at concerts, fetes and charity events and looks to the future, with enthusiasm, with the formation of its exciting Academy.

2016 is the Tenbury Teme Valley Band’s 25th Anniversary Year and there are exciting events and celebrations planned.

The Band performs music from a wide variety of different genres including classical, rock, popular, music from the shows and original works. Some music is also especially arranged for us by tuba player Ken Smith. Tenbury Teme Valley Band is a Symphonic Concert Band, as all woodwind and brass instruments are played.

In 2015 Tenbury Teme Valley Band proudly continued to raise considerable amounts of money for the following charities: Tenbury NILS ( No Interest Loan Scheme), Café 27, Macmillan Cancer Care (Renton Unit in Hereford), Tenbury Age UK and St Mary’s Church Tenbury Wells.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing through the pages to find out more about Tenbury Teme Valley Band.