The White Cliffs Symphonic Winds was formed in January 2004.The band was originally set up asthe St. Edmund’s Community Symphonic Wind Band and over the years has raised more than £30,000 for local, national and international charities.Now it has a new name and a new venue for rehearsals back at St Edmund’s Catholic School, Dover, (see the map on the right) and rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30pm during school term times.The band comprises many former ex-Royal Marines musicians as well as other professional musicians, teachers and competent amateurs and students and will continue to delight audiences with a mix of traditional and contemporary wind band music, whilst raising money for charities.As the name implies, the band plays mainly modern compositions that are of an advanced level but for concerts more traditional items are included. Click here for details of our next concert including the proposed programme.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT•Formed in 2004 as “St Edmund’s Community Symphonic Wind Band”COMMITTED TO:•Playing a varied and often challenging repertoire to a high standard•Raising money for local, national and international charities•Helping young people develop a love of music.BY:•Playing alongside experienced musicians•Involving local schools in performances•Giving financial help to band members studying to become professional musicians•Offering solo opportunities to local talented young performers
Graham HarveyDirector of MusicTrombone
Jan Goldsack Band SecretaryOur lovely tea lady
David BurridgeDeputy ConductorEuphonium and cello
Combining contemporary music with traditional favourites
Stephen Misson WebmasterTrumpet
The Band Officers
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