Category Archives: Pond Series

July pond concert

As previously announced on social media the Band are unable to hold the July Pond Concert in the village as usual due to the current restrictions.

However we will be recording a few pieces and will post them here and on Facebook for you all to enjoy hopefully Sunday evening.

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Carnival weekend focuses Aldbourne for British Open

We would like to thank everyone who attended our 4th Carnival Pond Concert yesterday evening (Sunday 2nd of September). We’ve been truly blessed with amazing weather this summer and had a fantastic crowd who came to listen to the #Aldbourneband and special guests of Sheila Harrod and the Kentwood Choir. This was the band’s final concert prior to competing in the #BritishOpen Championships at Birmingham Symphony Hall this Saturday the 8th of September, and was the culmination of a long weekend of rehearsals interspersed with leading the Aldbourne Carnival Parade. The Band is central to the fabric of the village and forms the heartbeat of the Summer Programme of events. The Band is honoured that David Thorntonis leading us for our performance at our inaugural British Open appearance and were also thrilled that he conducted us for our final Pond Concert of the 2018 series. Harry Sheppard, our President, presented David a picture of the Village, painted by talented local artist Andrea West, as a gesture of thanks for leading us to achieve qualification, and as a lasting memento of the village. The audience warmly received him and made him very welcome. We are focussed for our last week of intensive rehearsals prior to Saturday. You are most welcome to come along and listen to the Open test piece, Brussels Requiem, at our Open Rehearsal on Thursday 6th September in St Michaels Church Aldbourne at 8pm. #Aldbourneband #Dabchicks

What a Scorcher !


Our 2nd Pond Concert was played in high temperatures which matched the music as we took a world tour around the Qualifiers and Non Qualifying Countries of the World Cup. The crowd was cheering us on as Glyn Williams took the helm for our 2nd Pond Concert of the season. The appreciative audience enjoyed a wide and varied repertoire of music ranging from Festive Overture to Abba goes Brass to Riverdance. We are now looking forward to our next Concert with Glyn Williams. This is a music recital as part of the Marlborough College Summer Series on the 12th of July starting at 8pm at the Ellis Theatre Marlborough. Come and join us for a great evening Summer Concert