7 Apr 2014
Tony & Alison Evans
Dear Jane and Friends at WStLSB
Thank you so much for inviting us to the party on Saturday; it was so lovely to be back amongst you again. The standard of playing is fantastic – well done to you all! Thank you to the Ladies, who gave us a splendid meal, and to the ‘backroom staff’ who kept it all going so smoothly. Tony is enjoying the biscuits (I’ve given them up for Lent), and he is under instructions not to eat them all before Easter!
Love to you all,
Alison and Tony
I have by chance come upon the mention on your website of your 1st Baritone John Shaw who recently played an ophicleide concerto with your band. As a fellow ophicleidist (and also a former baritone player!), may I say congratulations to John - we need more of this sort of thing to convince people that the ophi is not some weird beast but, for over half the 19th century, was the staple brass bass of bands and orchestras. More people than might be thought are again taking up this fine-sounding instrument in the 21st century, and anything that fosters an awareness of its presence is to be strongly encouraged. Well done to John ,and I hope there will be a lot more of this to come!
Best wishes, Mike
8 Oct 2013
Sutton in Ashfield
Hi all Glad to see you are doing well. Now happily settled in Notts and playing second man @ Creswell. Band are 2 a penny round here...but these guys are low key and non contesting...and very welcoming!!
Check out the web site for some stats and pictures....I still come to Berkshire for work so may drop in one of these Weds. All the best
creswell colliery band
7 Sep 2013
Coach driver for Germany
Just popped in to look at what you have been up to ......looks likes you have had a hot and busy summer I will get down to see you sometime All the best to you all. Ken
Have a great time in Germany, Hope all goes well , I'm sure it will , See you soon I hope !
16 May 2013
On behalf of Charvil Voices, thank you for asking us to share the concert last night. We enjoyed singing in such a lovely venue with great acoustics.
Greetings from a fellow Bandsman of the first section .
3 Nov 2012
RAF Lincolnshire :-)
Glad to see you're still as busy as ever! I still "pop in" to the website to keep an eye on you all. I'm having a sabbatical from banding at the mo to concentrate on my flying...but when I have my wings... i'll unstick the old valves and get back to "Barrying!"
1 Jun 2012
Dear Band Many thanks for your "leaving" card and all the good wishes. It has been great fun sitting around the band for the last 20 years on and off!! Visited some great venues over that time especially Cow Pond. May I wish you every success for the future and the release of the double CD ( I want a copy),,that was hard work but I am sure a great result was achieved. With Best Wishes Dave Rothery
ps looks like I might be around until the end of June..so call if you are stuck over the next few weeks
14 May 2012
Elvis Impersonators UK
What a great band! Keep up the good work
1 Apr 2012
Hi, in 2010 I was fortunate to attend the performance of Brassed Off. It was fantastic. The Elvis impersonator I thought lacked a little class though. Keep up the good work. Special greetings to Howard Lunn.
16 Nov 2011
Ronald W. Brooker
Hi. Just visited your site again and would like to compliment you on the excellent format and to know the band is do-ing so well,must be at least four years since I 'logged on'!! and I am very proud of the fact my family association with the band goes back to the early days, my grandpa Harry was bass drummer and my dad Gilbert was cornet player before WW1. I live in Canada and am a vet.WW2.