The last day of February 2015 was damp and grey around Bexleyheath, but there was warmth, light and a great welcome for the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Darrell Scholes) as they presented a program in Bexleyheath Corps’ temporary quarters, Bexleyheath Methodist Church. In aid of the BexleyHeath Corps Building Fund, the concert was shared with Bexleyheath Singing Company (Leader Rachel Gash).
Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) commenced its new season with a Gala Charity Concert on 4 October 2014 at the Citadel. The concert was in aid of Help for Heroes, a popular military-based charity. Special guests for the evening were the Marham Bluebirds Military Wives Choir (Musical Director Rachel Meerwald).
On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) and the One Achord Choir (Director Chris Warren) presented a charity concert at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church. The concert raised nearly £600 toward the Community Outreach program of the church.
The Maidstone Band (Bandmaster Nigel Yalden) and Songsters (Songster Leader Rachel Walters) visited Christ Church, Malling Road, Snodland, on Saturday, 12 July 2014 to present a “Concert for a Summer Evening” in aid of the church hall.
The annual “Into Africa” concert, benefiting the Kenya Trust, was held at Staines on 14 June 2014. This year’s concert featured 14-year-old Isobel Daws (trombone) as guest soloist, with the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) and Staines Songsters (Leader Samantha Turner).
On 6 June 2014, the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) visited St. Edmunds Church in Acle, Norfolk. This is believed to be the first such occasion for the band, which was delighted to find a full church with an enthusiastic congregation warming to the sound of a brass band playing in the medieval building with its thatched roof.
On Friday, 13 June 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a charity concert at the Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. The concert was in aid of the “High Time” project at the church, which aims to restore the iconic landmark clock and tower.
The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) joined with the vocal group The Dedicated Divas on 10 May 2014 for a concert in support of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The concert was held at St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Chelmsford.
The International Staff Songsters (Songster Leader Dorothy Nancekievill) visited Regent Hall Corps on the weekend of 5 – 6 April 2014, with a vocal workshop and festival on Saturday, and worship and and afternoon festival on Sunday.
On Friday, 21 March 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a charity concert which, including donations received, raised £8,600 for a locally-based organization, the Second Chance Charity.