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CD Promo

Strictly Brass! - Sunday 16th November - Featuring Guest Soloist Pete Beachill of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing orchestra

Haverhill Silver Band are delighted to be welcoming Pete Beachill, trombonist of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing orchestra, as their guest soloist at Haverhill Arts Centre. The programme for the evening will include a mammoth 5 solo items from Pete accompanied by the silver band. Along with a mixture of big band, original brass, orchestral arrangements and many popular tunes.

This will be a concert to remember and we look forward to seeing you there!

7:30pm, Sunday 16th November, Haverhill Arts Centre

Tickets: £8, £6
To book call the box office on: 01440 714140

Family Christmas Concert - 4m, Sunday 7th December

Come and enjoy the start of Christmas with both Haverhill Silver Band (conducted by Mark Ager) and the Youth and Community Band (conducted by Diane Pannell). The evening will be full of family fun to get you in the mood for Christmas. The programme will include a child friendly quiz accompanied by musical excerpts, sing-a-long carols and tunes, christmas favourites and much, much more.

4pm, Sunday 7th December, Haverhill Arts Centre

Tickets: £6 (all adults) / £3 (under 16s) / £15 (family ticket)
To book call the box office on: 01440 714140

Our latest CD - 2012: A Year To Remember

CD Promo

Further information including track list.

4barsrest review the latest Haverhill masterpiece using titles such as classy form, and polished veneer.

"There are a few items on this enjoyable release that combine the speed of Usain Bolt with the gravitas of Good Queen Bess in her ermine and diamond splendour, thanks to the intelligent direction of MD Mark Ager, which allows his band enough free rein to play with a relaxed sense of style and purpose."

So if you haven't got one yet - here's how to buy

In October 2012 the band recorded their third CD, "2012: A Year to Remember".

The music reflects this memorable year for Great Britain with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. In 1983 Philip Sparke wrote Jubilee Overture for the Band's 50th anniversary. John William's Olympic Fanfare and Theme was written for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games.

We also include music from our winning Crawley entertainment contest programme. Fest Musik der Stadt Wien, originally scored for 10 trumpets, 7 trombones, 2 tubas and timpani, Blue Sleeve Step (an original swing number by Phillip Harper), Flourish, a trumpet solo played by Tim Pannell (featuring the songs Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet and a jazzy version of When the Role is Called Up Yonder), Irish Blessing and The Typewriter.

Other soloists include Ian Jacobs playing the gorgeous traditional Irish tune Carrickfergus and Kevin Jones playing Matt Munro's Portrait of My Love. In contrast we include Jerry Herman's ever popular music from Mack and Mabel and the march Death or Glory used in the film Brassed Off. More lively numbers include Quincy Jones' Soul Bossa Nova, used as the theme tune to spy spoof film series Austin Powers, and How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning made famous by Dean Martin and Helen O Connell. The CD culminates with Shostakovich's exciting Festive Overture.

To hear a promotional sample of the CD click here, and it will open in your media player (track length: 2 min 10 sec, file size: 2Mb)

To find out how to get your hands on one of these popular CD's for just £10 follow this link to our recordings page.