Slinfold Concert Band during Covid-19

Unfortunately Slinfold Concert Band has been unable to meet in person during the coronavirus lockdown but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying playing music together!  Our intrepid Musical Director, Christopher Newport, has quickly mastered the technology to run our rehearsals online and our regular Tuesday night rehearsals now take place over the internet using Zoom.  We also have a Friday play-along session for anyone who needs more music in their life!

Over the weeks of lockdown we have been inspired by special people in the news.  We were truly impressed by Captain Tom Moore and his amazing fund-raising walk so, in his honour, we played his regimental march.  And to show our appreciation of all our NHS key workers we played a medley from The Wizard of Oz featuring the song 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.  We also played a number of well-known wartime tunes as our way to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in May.

All of our engagements for May, June and July 2020 have been cancelled and we're waiting to find out whether we will be able to play for events booked later in the year.  In the meantime, we are continuing to rehearse together online so that we will be ready to perform again in public whenever restrictions allow it.

To commemorate Sussex Day on 16th June we've created a special video of "Sussex By The Sea" which will give our supporters an opportunity to sing and clap along to one of their favourite pieces whilst at the same time getting a glimpse of life in lockdown for Slinfold Concert Band.  We hope you enjoy it!