Author Archives: Rob Head, Director of Music

The Art of conducting Part 2

So, I have managed to finally sit down and start to write part 2 of my perspective on the art of conducting.  In part 1 I laid the foundations of why to start conducting so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my own thoughts on standing in front of a …

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The art of Conducting Part 1

So i have been thinking about what i can blog about and thought that i would try and give you an insight into the life and art of being a conductor of a band. This is the art purely from my own perspective, but i just wanted to offer a small picture of what we …

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Cooking on gas!!

So rehearsals are going brilliantly at the moment. The concert on the 18th March is going to be one to remember and the band are just performing wonderfully on a Monday night. It makes me very proud to be the one standing at the front waving a stick and hearing what the band creates. These …

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The week of a brand new chapter

This week sees the beginning of something brand new to the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band. On Wednesday the band sees the birth of The Bury St Edmunds Youth Concert Band. The brain child of our DOM Rob, he has been working for a few years now to bring music to the youth of the …

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Second week in and it starts to hot up!

So we are into our second week of rehearsals and things are starting to hot up with a lot of work on Miss Saigon tonight. A wonderful arrangement from the top Broadway and West End Show. The band worked very hard this evening with two very difficult pieces in Hymn to the fallen and Amazing …

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The band are back and the music is good!

After a months break over Christmas the band returned to rehearsals on Monday and its sounding great. 2016 was a great year for the band celebrating the 25th anniversary and 2017 is going to be just as fun. We start with our season opener at the Theatre Royal on Saturday 18th March 2017 with our …

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Band celebrates 25 years

On June 25th The Bury St Edmunds Concert celebrates its 25th Anniversary at the New Green Community Centre in Thurston. The band was formed in 1991 by local school teacher Bryan Dalton for musicians to get together and play occasionally. Over the years the band started to play free concerts in Abbey Gardens and Nowton …

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Opening of the newly refurbished Elmswell Library

Happy belated New Year to everyone and welcome to the first blog of 2016. It has already been a busy start to the year with rehearsals starting last week in preparation for the Mayor’s Charity Concert on Friday 22nd Janauary 2016 at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Tickets are still available from their box …

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So much going on……………

So here at Concert band towers there has been so much going i do not know where to start. Firstly its Christmas!! and we have our first Chirstmas concert this Friday 4th December at the New Green Community centre in Thurston. It is going to be a fun evening of a mixture of Christmas music …

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E.A.C.H cheque presentation today

The final numbers are in from our concert a fortnight ago at the Apex and we raised a mammoth £3331.55 for the East Anglia Childrens Hospice. This is a huge amount and today the cheque was presented to Hannah Walker from E.A.C.H. with the help of the Elmswell Primary School Choir and their Choir Leader …

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