The band would like to thank Cornish Hot Tubs, Tony Pascoe Engineering, and Cornwall Scale & Equipment for their kind sponsorship of the band’s new jackets. You certainly can’t miss us in a crowd!
After discussions with the Minack theatre, and checking government guidance, we have made the decision to go ahead with our proms concerts at the Minack this weekend. We are going to take the opportunity to honour the late Queen Elizabeth II, and pay tribute to a life well lived. Those of you that have tickets, we are looking forward to seeing you there for the first time since 2019.
The weekend saw Mount Charles Band return to the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in Bugle. What a day we had! Some lovely comments from the audience, and very positive remarks from adjudicator Tom Hutchinson. Special mention to our Sop player Steve Fryett who won the award for best player in the section, and also Lauren Oliver who won the Special Award for best horn player of the day. Congratulations to all the other prize winners!
Do you play trombone, Bb bass or cornet?
Did you used to play in the past and want to get back into the band room?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!
We are a fun, friendly band who rehearse once a week on a Thursday evening.
If you’d be interested in coming along for a blow to see for yourself you’d be more than welcome.
Please contact MD Jeremy Taylor on 07977 111141 or band manager Megan on 07977 261448
Under their Conductor Jeremy Taylor Mount Charles brought some brass band festive cheer to the patients, staff and volunteers at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. It was a particularly poignant event for the band as we remembered our Principle Percussionist Duncan Alexander who passed away in Mount Edgcumbe a year ago. We were joined by a few singers from the New Wave Church in Newquay.
A pandemic wasn't going to prevent the band from performing at St Blazey Carol Concert. Where there is a will, there's a way...
A global pandemic didn't stop Mount Charles Band from performing at Newquay Fish Festival as they made their virtual debut.
Duncan Alexander, principal percussionist, was diagnosed with a brain tumour 7 years ago. After undergoing several surgeries over the years his life was back on track, but in April this year the tumour came back and began to take its toll. Duncan never complained or moaned about his condition, he carried on as much as he could for the sake of his wife Megan and two young girls Michaela and Daisy. On Sunday 8th December Duncan was admitted to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice where he battled on bravely, but sadly passed away peacefully Saturday 14th December, surrounded by his family. Duncan, much loved by family and friends alike will leave a massive hole not only at Mount Charles band but in the the banding community itself. He is very much loved and will be sorely missed.
Well, what a great time we had at Wychavon festival of brass! It’s early days but three years ago the band were in real danger of folding with only 9 players around the stand. On Saturday we went and competed with only two borrowed players (thank you Barry Skinner and Matthew Opie for giving up your time to help us out), so we actually think that’s something to be proud of. Thank you to our MD Jeremy whose never ending enthusiasm and commitment drives us all forward. There is a real buzz about the band at the moment which is wonderful to see. Onwards now to Christmas!!
Save the date: Christmas Concert, 20th December at St Michaels Church, Newquay