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March 2014: Hadstock Silver Band to compete in National Competition - first time in 25+ years.

We have a number of vacancies in the band, particularly in the Cornet and Percussion sections. If you are interested, please come along on a Tuesday night and have a blow, or contact our Musical Director: Lisa Jardine-Wright. Click here for map and contact details. We particularly welcome beginners/young players and could probably offer loan instruments.

On Sunday 17th Feb 2013 at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Hadstock Silver Band presented 'A Festival of Brass' in association with David Childs, Haverhill Silver Band, Bones Apart and TUBE.

All proceeds were donated to Cancer Research UK.

Hadstock at West Road

In what was a diverse and exciting programme featuring both modern and traditional music, Hadstock Silver Band were pleased to present their performance in a 'Festival of Brass'.

They were joined by international euphonium soloist David Childs, the nationally ranked Haverhill Silver band, the highly acclaimed UK-based trombone quartet 'Bones Apart' and the locally acclaimed Haverhill and Cambridge brass quintet 'TUBE'.

The charity concert raised money on behalf of Cancer Research UK and took place in one of Cambridge's premiere music venues - West Road Concert Hall. Located in the heart of the historic city this venue is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Accompanying this concert was a brass development workshop scheduled to take place on the afternoon of the concert, for brass players of all abilities. The workshop was open to anyone who had purchased a ticket for the Festival concert, and some 60 players attended.

The concert review by 4barsrest can be seen here.

• Section 'A' Hymn Tune Champions

East Anglian Contest, 9th May 2010 - Press release (pdf)

Link to 4barsrest article

Hadstock Silver Band secured first and second prize in the A Section of the East Anglian Brass Band Contest in Norwich yesterday. Lisa Jardine-Wright, the band's musical director was thrilled with the result, "To return to a contest promoted to a higher section was achievement enough, but to come away with 1st and 2nd prizes was quite literally a dream come true." Adjudicator David Hirst congratulates and encourages the band in his comments, "Well done to soloists who are consistent throughout. Chanson d'Amour; good feel and a good contrast. Well played with good attention to detail."

After last year's triple victory the village band continues to thrive, attracting both experienced and beginning players with its dwindling form merely a thing of the past. The band's chairman, Andrew Jardine, said, "Last year I said, 'we hope now that the only way is up', I didn't realise that 'up' would happen so quickly. Once more competing has given the band a very positive outlook and is a credit to everyone involved."

Hadstock was founded over 140 years ago and until last year was unable to enter competitions due to decreasing numbers of players. However, by the end of 2008 through the appointment of a new musical director and connections with other local bands Hadstock Silver Band had grown sufficiently to consider contesting once again.

The band already has a very full calendar of engagements for the year which began with a joint concert with Haverhill Youth and Community Band in March, kindly supported by the TWI in Abington. Throughout the summer they can be heard at a number of local fetes around the region including performances in Haverhill Bandstand and in their own village of Hadstock. Anyone interested in playing with the band should contact the musical director, Lisa and if you wish to book the band for 2011 you can contact the band treasurer, Alison Missen.

Band leaflet

Download the band leaflet (PDF format, 320 kB), which is a summary of these webpages.

9 May 2010

The winning 3rd Cornet Section

Musical Director - Lisa Jardine-Wright
Winning Solo Horn Player