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Friday 16th September 2016 – Auchonvillers on the Somme

On Friday 16th September the band had an engagement which was something out of the ordinary for us. We were asked by the Essex Police Military History Association if we would accompany them to Auchonvillers, the area of the Somme where Essex Police officers served in the Essex regiment in the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Spring Concert on 19 March - Crowstone

As unofficial ‘Groupies’ of the Essex Police Band we were delighted to attend the Spring Concert on 19 March at Crowstone St George’s URC in Westcliff.

Monday 21st December - Essex Police Band Annual Christmas Concert

'Twas the night before, the night before, the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... Until the Essex Police Band started playing at their annual Christmas concert at the Marconi Club.

Christmas Concert 5th December at Braintree Arts Theatre

I was thrilled to see, at the start of this successful, sold-out show, that Musical Director, David Wood, is encouraging his choir to abandon scores where possible and focus their attention on his precise conducting. Exemplified in My Lord What A Morning and well on the way in Softly As I Leave You, it paid dividends.

Saturday 5th December 2015 – Braintree, 7.00 pm

The Essex Police Band performed at the Braintree Arts Centre in a joint concert with the Braintree Male Voice Choir. A very different event compared to the Great Waltham concert last Saturday in both venue and atmosphere. The band arrived for 6pm and quickly set up giving time for a sound check and tune-up prior to the start of the concert. Nigel reminded us that this was the venue for his first concert as Musical Director back in 2012, so it had some special memories.

Saturday 28th November, Great Waltham Church Carol Concert

“A carol concert in November – Really?”

OK, no-one actually said it, but some must have thought it. I know I did.

Friday 6th November 2015 – Clacton Memorial Gardens.

The unveiling of The Police Memorial Trust memorial to PC Ian Dibell GM by The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP. Click here to read the letter of thanks from the Chief Constable.

Review of concert at Leventhorpe School 23rd April 2014

"You don't have any idea how wonderful a brass band is until you sit right in front of one. The Essex Police Band are brilliant. Sometimes bluesy and blaring, sometimes more coy and sensitive, but always tight, clean and energised. Solos included Somewhere over the Rainbow played beautifully by Wendy Norton, and then Post Horn Gallop by Trevor Stubbington on the post horn, which presented a slightly more obscure, but amazing playing of, basically a single metal tube!
Review of concert at Great Dunmow 3rd May 2014

"The Essex Police Band came to the United Reformed Church in Great Dunmow on the 3rd of May 2014 and delighted us with a wonderful concert. The musicians were superb, playing a range of vastly different pieces directed by the musical director, Nigel Cooper. It was an unforgettable evening of music, enjoyed by all. This is the fourth time that the band has played in our church and each time it has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience."

The Friendship Group
United Reformed church
More reviews to follow soon.

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