2017 SUMMER CHARITY CONCERT
Please view more pictures on the 2017 Charity Concert Gallery.
The 2017 Concert at the Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells was sensational.
The band, with their conductor Ruth Riley, opened the concert by performing the lively jazzy music of Crazy Little Thing Called Love, the lyrical and romantic ‘The Way We Were’ and the rousing rhythmic Chicago. Immediately the audience was so responsive and welcoming with their applause.
Tenbury Primary Academy Choir and the Year 7 Singers, with their dynamic conductor Kevin Bryant, were brilliant and completely stole the show with their selection of songs in both halves. Their enthusiasm was infectious and love of singing was conveyed to the audience.
Mansel Leake, one of the founder members of the band, played a superb and faultless rendition of ‘Moon River’ on the trumpet. Later in the programme Ruth Riley played the beautiful and haunting Theme from Schindler’s List on flute, which displayed her talent (she has recently gained her Grade 8 with distinction).
Choral Diversity, with their conductor Beth Melling, wowed the audience with different styles of songs. ‘I Want to Break Free’ from the Queen Medley was an undoubted highlight and it was easy to believe that Freddie had returned to make a guest appearance, complete with his hoover.
To open the second half the band was excited and proud to show off the newly acquired Fanfare Trumpets in Scenes from a Royal Tapestry. This piece has 4 movements and tells the story of the royal court of King Henry V111. The Fanfare Trumpets heralded the appearance of the king and his court, the 3rd movement ‘Court Jester’ had members of the band donning jester’s hats and in the final movement ‘Royal Hunt’ members of the school choir rode around the Regal on hobby horses!
If all that wasn’t dramatic enough in ‘Dr Who;Through Time and Space’, the band’s favourite piece of the year, a Dalek made an appearance together with the Time Machine and Cyber Men.
Later the band members wore cowboy hats, and in Alyson Elder’s case a moustache and poncho, to play the two Western pieces- Ghost Riders in the Sky and The Magnificent Seven
In the Finale all of the performers, together with the audience, gave a rousing rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
The band and choirs were widely acclaimed to have given an outstanding performance, with their chosen repertoires, to the delight of the audience.
Finally everyone was treated to delicious cupcakes, all baked by Jean Peters (mother of one of our young trumpet players ‘Ethan’ who recently passed his Grade 2 Trumpet with Distinction).
Numerous positive comments have been received and this one sums up the entire evening;
“Many Congratulations to all of the band for a really brilliant concert.
You are all a credit to the town.
Your support acts were a joy too.”
FETES AND PARKS 2017
TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND is enjoying a busy year of engagements, including local Fetes and Bands in the Park.
The band has already played in the beautiful Droitwich Lido Park where there was a large and very appreciative audience, who spontaneously joined in with the singing of ‘Old Time Singalong’ which has a selection of songs such as ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’. There were many comments about the wide variety of pieces chosen. One gentleman won the prize for guessing how many pieces of music were in’ Instant Concert’.
We are looking forward to playing at Cripplegate Park, Worcester and Sanders Park, Bromsgrove.
Locally, the band has been welcomed so warmly at Hope Bagot Fete, St Mary’s Church Fayre .and Tenbury Primary Academy Fete The sun shone brightly at all three events and were really well attended. At St Mary’s some of our Fanfare Trumpets were played for the first time to the delight of our audience. They sounded fantastic and were in demand all afternoon. At Hope Bagot and St Mary’s the band had the historic backdrop of two beautiful churches. It was lovely to see so many people relaxing in the sunshine, chatting with friends, enjoying a cup of tea with delicious cakes, or just sitting on the grass watching the world go by. At the school it was super to watch families joining together to raise money for their children. The older children had even created their own games.
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.
Tenbury Teme Valley Band
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.