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MUSIC AT THE QUEEN'S HEAD

Published: 15 July 2017

BURLEY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE
Saturday 15th July, the second concert in the series of afternoon performances at the Queen’s Head Hotel in Burley, a fine dry afternoon with a fairly large number of people enjoying lunch and their outing in the New Forest, the band played a nearly two hour programme of mainly popular music to an appreciative audience, pictured the trombone section performing Trombola a quartet written for the instrument.

2017 FANFARE FOR SPRING

Published: 27 May 2017

FANFARE FOR SPRING

OUR FIRST ENGAGEMENT OF 2017 **The Ringwood Fanfare Festival on Saturday 20th May was the Rigwood and Burley and’s first engagement of 2017, the band played two half hour slots in the morning programme, there was a good attendance early in the day but as the day progressed the weather worsened and there were some heavy periods of rainfall.
Before the performance began the band’s Musical Director Lloyd Rayner presented a cheque to Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions representative Geoff Kay in recognition of the help given by the Lions at our charity Concerts last summer.

2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Published: 05 March 2017

CONNOR LOCKETT PRESENTATION

RINGWOOD AND BURLEY BAND
138th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Chairman Tony Mist welcomed Vice Presidents, members, supporters and friends of the band to the 138th Annual General Meeting on Friday March 3rd in the Ebenezer Hall.
The Chairman expressed his sympathy to the family of our Bb player Frank Pope who passed away in December, Frank’s sons Kevin and Martin attended the meeting to help inaugurate an annual trophy which will be awarded to a young member of the band each year in Frank’s memory our chairman Tony Mist presented a book containing memories of Frank during his membership of the band to the family.
Officers elected for the coming year were; President and Chairman Tony Mist, Lloyd Rayner continues as Musical Director, Secretary Jane Lashmar, Treasurer Vernon Riordan, Committee, Cliff Brock, Wilma Brock, Kevin Legg, Tony Gurd and John Thornton, Trustee John Rayner.
Treasurer Vernon Riordan in his address said that the year had been a better one for the band with an increase in our income due to more engagements, but he said our running costs, hall hire, fees, repairs, purchase of music etc had all increased, committee member Kevin Legg told the meeting that a review of our finances had been undertaken and made the point that members subscriptions throughout the year did not cover the costs of hiring our practice room at Greyfriars for the year and that members should make sure that their subscriptions are kept paid up to date. The chairman thanked our Treasurer for his work with the accounts and running the finances of the band.
Thanks were given to Margaret Mist for her work running the supporters club and organising a weekly draw during the course of the year and also helping the band with purchasing various items. If anyone would like to join the draw please see a committee member.
In his report our Musical Director Lloyd Rayner said that it had been a busy and challenging year for the band, we had performed at some new venues and presented well attended concerts in the Barrington Theatre as well as taking part in events in the town, during the coming year he said he hoped to forge more links with the local community and had plans to form a training band, he thanked members of the band for their support and for maintaining the quality of their performances.
The Lister Cup was presented to Margaret Mist for her work behind the scenes and for her part in organising and running the Supporters Club, a bouquet was also presented to Wendy Tuffin for all the work she does for the band.
The Bernard Lawson Shield was presented to our young euphonium player Connor Lockett for his progress and musical contribution to the band over the year.
Tony Mist in the Chairman’s address thanked the band for their continued support and hard work over what had been a challenging year, he thanked members of the committee and supporters club for all the hard work they had put in during the year.
The meeting ended with the Deputy Mayor Mr. Phillip Day giving sincere thanks to band for everything they do for the community of Ringwood and hoped that they will be involved in more of local activities.

CHRISTMAS 2016

Published: 19 December 2016

CHRISTMAS PERIOD 2016
A busy Christmas period for the band in December, our first engagement was a concert in the Conservative Club in New Milton on December 2nd, during the ensuing period we were playing for the lighting of the Christmas Lights in the town, carols played on several days in Waitrose Ringwood, carol playing in Burley, our Annual Christmas concert at Greyfriars and our final engagement was the Father Christmas Arrival in Ringwood Market Place on Christmas Eve.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Published: 19 December 2016

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
The Band presented their Annual Concert in the Barrington Theatre Ferndown, on Sunday 30th October, the concert title “We Will Remember Them” the theatre was well filled and the large audience enjoyed an afternoon of favourite songs and music of the Great War in 1914 and the Second World War of 1939, an afternoon of wartime favourites to sing along with selections and medleys of popular songs including as Leaning on a lamp, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, there were various patriotic works which included Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem also a work entitled Jutland celebrating the great sea battle of the 1914 war this was written and conducted by a former member of the band Jonathan a musician in the Royal Marines, there were other well known marches from both wars including Colonel Bogey, The Great Escape and other familiar music.
During the programme we were entertained by the Bobbies, a group of young ladies who excellently performed many of the popular songs from the wartime period

CONCERT WITH AUSTRALIAN BAND

Published: 05 October 2016

CONCERT WITH TARRAMURRA HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Our concert in the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown in which we participated in a joint concert with the Tarramurra High School Band from Australia and the Bridge training band from Fordingbridge was a great success, a large apppreciative audience enjoyed a diverse programme of well known music, the bands shared individual spots and also several joint selections.

Australia Concert

Published: 23 September 2016

Tuesday 4 October, 7PM – Barrington Theatre

Turramurra High School Band, Turramurra, Australia and Ringwood and Burley Band, Hampshire, UK
With the Bridge Brass Band

SOPLEY VILLAGE CONCERT

Published: 10 September 2016

Saturday September 10th, the band was due to play a concert in the grounds of the Old Clockhouse in Sopley, it was a rather wet and windy afternoon, but the organisers decided to go ahead with the event, it turned out to be a good decision, despite the weather a large audience attended the concert and the weather improved as the afternoon progressed, it was a well attended event, enjoyed and appreciated by the audience.

QUEENS HEAD BURLEY

Published: 26 July 2016

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE QUEENS HEAD BURLEY
On Sunday 4th September the Ringwood and Burley Band completed the fourth concert in a series of four on alternate Sundays in August and September in the garden at the Queens Head Hotel in Burley, a successful series for the band in this popular venue, the weather has been good and the concerts well attended, throughout the series the band has played a selection of mainly well known and popular music.

ARMED FORCES WEEKEND

Published: 26 June 2016

June 25th and 26th, Armed Forces Weekend was celebrated in Ringwood with an event on the Carvers on the Saturday, the band opened the day playing a selection of popular music before the official opening of the days entertainment, a large crowd was there to enjoy the various stalls and exhibitions, many of them with a military theme.
On the Sunday the band participated in an afternoon service in the Parish Church attended by members of various ex-service organisations also members of the public.

QUEENS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Published: 13 June 2016

RINGWOOD STREET PARTY FOR 90TH BIRTHDAY OF THE QUEEN
The band was invited to be part of the entertainment for HM The Queens 90th birthday celebrations in Ringwood Market Place on Sunday June 12th, a large number of people in the town for the afternoon, after a changeable morning the weather cleared, we played a short programme of popular tunes prior to the opening ceremony.

CONCERT AT ST IVES

Published: 13 June 2016

MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS
There was a good sized audience in All Saints Church St. Ives on Friday 10th June for a performance by the Ringwood and Burley Band in aid of the Bournemouth Blind Society.
The band provided a mixed programme of music, the programme opened with the march Imperial Echoes, followed by music from shows and films including Hello Dolly and Somewhere over the Rainbow, a medley of Famous British Marches and a selection The Best of Bond, Connor Locket played a Euphonium solo I Walk with God, another Euphonium solo Benedictus from Alan Brown and Al King gave us Let me try again on Trombone.
The final item on the programme was the popular tune The Floral Dance, conducted by Annabelle Hover the evenings special guest.

MUSIC FOR MACMILLAN

Published: 08 April 2016

Our concert in support of Macmillan local care was a successful and well supported event, with nearly a full house in the Barrington Theatre Ferndown, the band played a selection of well known music including the marches Montreal Citadel and The Champions also various popular show music, our former Musical Director Steve Block conducted Memories of Natalie a composition written by him specially for the event, Connor Lockett played a Euphonium solo I’ll Walk With God, we were joined for the evening by the Bournemouth Sound of Soul choir whose selections included Somewhere over the Rainbow and Hello Dolly accompanied by the band, also several other choral selections, the evening raised a sum in excess of four thousand pounds for Macmillan Funds.

137TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Published: 29 February 2016

AGM

RINGWOOD AND BURLEY BAND
137th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Chairman Tony Mist welcomed members, supporters and friends of the band to the 137th Annual General Meeting on Friday February 26th. A minutes silence was held and condolences offered for the members of the extended band family who had passed away over the preceding year including a Vice president and former player Graham Fisher Pearson following a long illness. Officers elected for the coming year; President and Chairman Tony Mist, Lloyd Rayner continues as Musical Director, Secretary Jane Lashmar, Treasurer Vernon Riordan, Committee, Cliff Brock, Wilma Brock, Kevin Legg, Tony Gurd and John Thornton, Trustee Sue Griffin. Treasurer Vernon Riordan said it had been a difficult year for the band, with our expenditure exceeding our income, there were various reasons for this, several of our engagements had been charity performances when no fee was paid to the band. Many of our costs had risen in the last year with the band needing a considerable monthly sum just to keep running without extra income for the purchase of music, care of instruments etc. The chairman thanked our Treasurer for his work with the accounts and running the finances of the band.
A fifty pound cheque was presented to Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions as a thank you for all the help and support they gave us at our concert in the Barrington Theatre Ferndown and a further cheque for one hundred pounds was presented to the Ringwood Rock Choir who had joined us in a successful concert in the summer. Thanks were given to Margaret Mist for her work running the supporters club and organising a weekly draw during the course of the year and also helping the band with purchasing various items. If anyone else would like to join the draw please see a committee member.
Trustee Sue Griffin was thanked for all the work she had done with music and checking on instruments etc. Solo cornet Gayle Pipe was thanked for all the work she does with our music library.
In his report our Musical Director Lloyd Rayner said he had enjoyed his first year with the band after taking over as Musical Director and felt that the band had built on the progress made under Steve Block, he thanked members of the band for their support and for maintaining the quality of their performances.
The Lister Cup was presented to secretary and baritone player Jane Lashmar for all her work during a difficult year.
The Bernard Lawson Shield was presented to our young percussion player Andrew Goldsmith for his musical contribution to the band since joining. Tony Mist in the Chairman’s address thanked the band for their continued support and hard work over the year, he praised the teamwork displayed by members, he felt there was a feeling of family among the band members, with some of our players having many years of membership, He mentioned that the band has no major sponsor and is mainly self-supporting, a sponsor would be welcomed, he reminded the meeting of the charity concert “Music for Macmillan” planned for May 21st at the Barrington Centre Ferndown supporting Macmillan Caring Locally organised by Kevin Legg in memory of his daughter.
The meeting ended with the Mayor Mr. Michael Thierry who is one of our Vice-Presidents giving sincere thanks to band for everything they do for the community of Ringwood, he said in many ways the band was undervalued by people in the town and deserved more support.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME

Published: 21 December 2015

CHRISTMAS PICS

Our Christmas programme started with a return visit on Friday 4th December to New Milton Conservative Club, a large and enthusiastic audience enjoyed an evening of popular music, Christmas selections and carols.
Saturday 12th December, the band spent the morning outside the Meeting House in Ringwood playing carols and Christmas music for all the busy shoppers.
On Tuesday 15th December the band played a selection of Christmas music and Carols at the Ringwood Conservative Club.
On Wednesday 16th December our annual visit to Burley, this year in the Queens Head, as usual well supported by the people of the village.
Saturday December 19th our Annual Christmas Concert at Greyfriars, our audience enjoyed an evening of mainly Christmas music and Carols.
Christmas Eve, our final engagment of the year was the arrival of Father Christmas in Ringwood Market Place, here we joined forces with the Ringwood Salvation Army Band to play carols for the people attending this popular event.

BURLEY REMEMBRANCE DAY

Published: 09 November 2015

BURLEY REMEMBRANCE DAY
Remembrance Day ceremony in Burley village, the rain kept off until just after the end of the ceremony,as usual an excellent attendance by the people of the area.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Published: 30 October 2015

A rather early start for the bands Christmas programme, an evening when two groups from the band played carols and selections of music, one group at Golden Acres Garden Centre at Parley and the other group at John Browns Garden Centre at Three Legged Cross

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Published: 27 September 2015

Our Annual Concert in the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown on September 26th was the first major concert for our Musical Director Mr. Lloyd Rayner, a sizeable audience enjoyed an evening of Music From Around The world, which included selections from shows and films, Marches and other well-known items.

BATON PRESENTATION

Published: 27 September 2015

PRESENTATION TO JONATHAN

Ringwood and Burley Bands principal euphonium player was given a memorable send-off with the band playing A Life on the Ocean Wave as he leaves to start his musical training with the Royal Marines Band Service.
Having started on tenor horn, Jonathan moved to euphonium, where he gained Distinction grades in all of his Music exams and with three components marked at 100%, he passed his GCSE Music with A*.
Jonathan is a prolific composer and arranger of music recently winning the 2015 National Sea Cadets Original Composition prize with his sister Hannah, who plays flugel in the band. Their piece was performed by Poole Sea Cadets at the Tower of London.
Jonathan, who began playing with the band at the age of 7, was congratulated on his achievements, thanked for his efforts and given a baton in a presentation case by Chairman Tony Mist on behalf of Ringwood and Burley Band.

AFTERNOON CONCERT

Published: 24 July 2015

A good turn out by the people of Sopley village on a fine sunny afternoon in a nice setting for an afternoon of varied and entertaining music, the programme included the march Castell Coch, show music And All That Jazz, music from the film Lord of The Rings the programme finishing with a classic from the 1930’s Sing, Sing, Sing.

ROCK CHOIR CONCERT

Published: 29 June 2015

band rock hoir concert

Ringwood and Burley Band under their new Musical Director Lloyd Rayner joined forces with the Ringwood Rock Choir directed by Natasha Willis for a successful and well attended concert in Ringwood Parish Church on Sunday 5th July, the band played a selection of music which included music from Pirates of the Caribbean and other films, Breezin Down Broadway a selection from many well known shows and the popular marches Montreal Citadel and Star Lake, whilst the choir performed several pieces from their repertoire which included How Deep Is Your Love and Something Inside So Strong, a well received concert which the band and choir hope to repeat.
Pictures by Pam Brown

BRASS ON THE GRASS

Published: 29 June 2015

Our new Musical Director Mr Lloyd Rayner conducted the band on his first engagement at a well attended Brass on the Grass evening on the lawn at Greyfriars on Friday 26th June, this was followed on Sunday 28th June with the band’s participation in the Armed Forces service in the Parish Church.

RINGWOOD FANFARE FESTIVAL 2015

Published: 13 June 2015

Saturday 16th May, the Ringwood Spring Fanfare Festival, large numbers of people in the town on a bright sunny day, the band played two sessions at different venues during the morning.

BRASS FOR ALL

Published: 25 May 2015

Brass for All in the Barrington Theatre Ferndown was MD Steve Block’s final concert with the band, the audience enjoyed an afternoon of well known music by the band and guest artists.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Published: 15 April 2015

Mr. Lloyd Rayner has been appointed Musical Director of the Ringwood and Burley Band.
Having started his musical career with the Ringwood and Burley Band at the age sixteen Lloyd travelled a wide musical circuit, which involved playing at every level of music performance at some of the countrys top venues including the Royal Albert Hall.
Lloyd studied at Bournemouth University for a degree in music and combined this with peripatetic teaching in nine local schools and elsewhere whilst playing trumpet in brass ensembles and swing and jazz bands. At Bournemouth University he played in the Orchestra and Big Band, he regularly plays for soul and swing bands in the local area and in his spare time enjoys cooking and spending time with his three children all of who are budding musicians.
He was a playing member of the Woodfalls Band for five years during which time the band had their most successful time in their long history, during his time with Woodfalls they became West of England Champions three times, culminating in attending the Royal Albert Hall Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and also won the National Butlins Entertainment Competition in 2013.
As well as conducting many concerts and formal occasions with several local bands and musical ensembles Lloyd has a 100% success rate in getting pupils through their practical grade examinations for which he has entered them.
Lloyd is delighted to be returning to the Ringwood and Burley Band where he hopes to help encourage, enthuse and inspire the future players of the band and wider world of music.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

Published: 12 March 2015

Bouquet for Jane Lashmar

The Chairman Tony Mist welcomed our members, supporters and friends of the band to our 136th Annual General Meeting on Friday February 27th, he thanked Peter Harris for standing in for him last year. There were apologies for absence from Ray Alexander, Jon Packett and Arthur and Beth Courtney.
Officers elected for the coming year were; Chairman Tony Mist, Steve Block continues as Musical Director, Secretary Jane Lashmar, Treasurer Vernon Riordan, committee, Cliff Brock, Wilma Brock, Kevin Legg and Tony Gurd.
Our Treasurer thanked Councillor Rippon-Swaine for the donation from NFDC last year.
He also thanked Kevin Legg for all his work relating to collection of subscriptions which have improved greatly over the last year. A £100 Cheque was presented to Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions as a thank you for all the help and support they give us at our September Concert in the Barrington Theatre Ferndown, The Lions representative Geoff Kay spoke about some of the work the Lions do and how the money may be used.
Thanks were given to Margaret Mist for her work running our supporters club and the weekly draw to raise funds.
Our Treasurer Vernon Riordan was thanked for his work with the accounts and running the finances of the band, a plea was made for new playing members.
Trustee Sue Griffin gave thanks those who had been in the post before her and asked if anyone else would like to be a trustee, Gayle Pipe was thanked for all the work she does with our music library.
In his report our Musical Director Steve Block said it had been an enjoyable and busy year, but there was a challenging year ahead, he felt that no event in past year had fallen below par musically, our concert A Night at the Movies had been a sell out, he was delighted with the cracking performance despite too few rehearsals, Brass and voices worked well, a chance to enjoy choral acts and to explore joint pieces, he was impressed with the sound of the performance over the past few months, a very big thank you to all members of the band who make all work very worthwhile and to the committee for their support, Sue and Gayle for their work with the music and to the ladies always ready to help in the background.
Michael Thierry attended as a Vice-President and Deputy mayor, he gave sincere thanks to band for everything they do for the community of Ringwood and special thanks for the part played in the Lantern of Remembrance service.
Two new Vice Presidents Mr & Mrs Hallam Mills were welcomed to the band.
The Lister Cup was presented to tenor horn player John Thornton for all his work and support behind the scenes.
The Bernard Lawson Shield was presented to our Solo Horn player Cliff Brock for his musical contribution to the band during the past year.
Tony Mist in the Chairmans address gave thanks to Peter Harris for standing in for him at last years AGM and for all work he has done in the past for the band, he thanked Steve Block for all his work over the past year noting that he will be a hard act to follow, he gave thanks to all the ladies for all the work they do behind the scenes and expressed his hope for a good year to come.

The chairman presented Jane Lashmar our secretary with a bouquet thanking her for her work during the last year.**

RETIREMENT

Published: 22 December 2014

Our Christmas Concert this year was our 1st Euphonium player Don Whitlock last appearance with the band, Don has retired after many years of brass banding, he was been with us for the last few years, he is well known locally in the brass banding scene, a presentation was made to Don by the band President Tony Mist on behalf of the band, our best wishes to him for the future.

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES

Published: 14 October 2014

The band had a busy period in December pre-Christmas we completed seven engagements, our first was playing carols at John Browns Garden Centre in Three Cross, followed by a repeat performance at Golden Acres at Parley.
On December 5th we returned to New Milton Conservative Club for a well received concert of seasonal and other music.
On Saturday 6th December the band spent several hours playing carols outside the Meeting House in Ringwood, a total of one hundred and twelve pounds.93p was raised.
Friday 12th December we were once more in St. Francis of Assisi Church with an evening of seasonal music in which we were joined by the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Choir.
December 15th our Annual visit to Burley for carols, as usual a well supported evening.
Ringwood Consevative Club was our next venue when we gave a short programme of Christmas music and carols before the club’s Annual Christmas Draw.
Our final performance of the year was our Annual Christmas Concert, a well supported evening of mainly Christmas music.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Published: 10 November 2014

The band was in Burley village to participate in the Remembrance Day Ceremony, a good turn out as usual by the people of the village on a fine sunny morning, Gayle Pipe our principal cornet made an excellent job of playing the Last Post and Reveille during the ceremony.

RINGWOOD CARNIVAL

Published: 21 September 2014

Saturday 20th September, Ringwood Carnival, back in our usual position outside Greyfriars entertaining the spectators awaiting the arrival of the evening carnival procession.

LANTERN OF REMEMBRANCE

Published: 06 September 2014

September 3rd, a Ceremony outside the Gateway Centre in Ringwood to Dedicate the Lantern of Remembrance in front of a large congregation, at the commencement of the Ceremony the band played a short programme of appropriate music including a medley of World War 1 songs, this was followed by a Service of Dedication conducted by the Rev. Terry Roberts, the Mayor Councillor Mrs. Barbara Woodfield and Councillor Mrs. Maureen Holding also participated in the Ceremony.

SOPLEY THE OLD VICARAGE

Published: 17 August 2014

Our venue for Saturday 16th August, a return to The Old Vicarage Sopley, a fine sunny afternoon with a good sized audience from the village who enjoyed an afternoon of well known popular music conducted by our guest conductor Peter Guntrip.

BARRINGTON 2014

Published: 18 July 2014

A varied programme of Music from the Movies was presented to a large appreciative audience on Saturday 13th September in the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown, the programme included music from Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, The King and I and a medley from Oh What a Lovely War which had the audience singing along with the band.
The programme was compiled and narrated by our Musical Director Steve Block, his humorous and informative descriptions entertained the audience.
This concert is the band’s major fund raising function of the year, so the success of the evening was good news for the band.

ARMED SERVICES COMMEMORATION

Published: 30 June 2014

Cornet player Sue Griffin played the Last Post when the band participated in the armed Forces Memorial Service in Ringwood Parish Church on Sunday 29th June, a well attended event with several members of the Normandy Veterans Association present as well as representatives of the armed services, members of the Service cadet Organisations, also many former servicemen and women, the town Mayor Councillor Barbara Woodifield and other members of the town council.

Parish fete 2014

Published: 02 June 2014

band at church fete

Saturday June 14th 2014, a return visit to Ringwood Parish Church to participate in the annual fete, a fine warm day with a good turnout of visitors, the band played two sessions of popular music.

FANFARE FOR SPRING

Published: 18 May 2014

FANFARE FOR SPRING

Fanfare for spring,an enjoyable day out for the band participating in the successful Fanfare for Spring Festival in Ringwood Town Centre, a fine sunny day with a large number or people out to enjoy the days entertainment.

CONCERT WITH BOURNEMOUTH ROCK CHOIR

Published: 31 March 2014

A new venture for the Ringwood and Burley Band Under Musical Director Steve Block on Saturday 29th of March when they joined forces with the Bournemouth Rock Choir in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bournemouth to present an evening of Brass and Voice, a full house was treated to a varied programme of music by the band which included film and show music, including the theme from Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Carribean also music from the King and I were amongst the selections, the choir with conductor Jenny Deacon performed several items including Mr. Blue Sky and Someone like you, the band and the choir also joined forces for two pieces How Deep is Your Love and Try a Little Tenderness. An enjoyable and successful collaboration by the two groups was enjoyed and appreciated by the large audience.
Picture by Colin Geatrell

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135th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Published: 22 February 2014

Sue Griffin with Lister Cup, presented by Ringwood Mayor Steven Rippon-Swayne

135th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Published: 22 February 2014

Christine and Peter Harris with presentation bouquet after Christine leaving position of band secretary after six years in post.

BRASSED OFF

Published: 10 November 2013

At the end of October a section of the band joined the cast of Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society’s production of the show Brassed Off as The Grimley Colliery Band, a very successful co-operation.

NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Published: 21 September 2013

BAND AT BARRINGTON

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown resounded to the music of the world of film on Saturday, 5th October as Ringwood & Burley Band took a large and enthusiastic audience to Yorkshire and the Caribbean, and from Gene Kelly to James Bond.
The varied programme included pieces from Brassed Off, which members of the band are performing with Ringwood Music and Drama Society at the end of October. Highlight of this section was the lyrical playing of the Concierto de Aranjuez by 13 year old Hannah Griffin on Flugel horn.
The Movie Musicals section included a medley from Les Miserables from 2012, and Singin’ in the Rain from 60 years earlier.
The programme was compiled and narrated by Musical Director of the band Steve Block, his informative and humorous descriptions kept the audience entertained from start to finish. Steve was assisted by Deputy Conductor Lindsay McGregor, who conducted the band through three pieces.

PARISH CHURCH FETE

Published: 08 June 2013

BASS LINE

Saturday 8th June, a sunny but windy summers day for the Annual Ringwood Parish Church Fete, many of the customers sat and listened to a varied musical selection by the band.

BERNARD LAWSON CELEBRATION CONCERT

Published: 29 May 2013

On Saturday May 11TH the Ringwood Parish Church was well filled for a concert to celebrate the life of Ringwood and Burley Bands former Musical Director Bernard Lawson who passed away in February, the large audience enjoyed a programme of music which included compositions and arrangements by Bernard, as well as some of his favourite items, during the evening tributes were paid by Tony Mist the band chairman and the new Musical Director Steve Block who had been deputy under Bernard, among the audience were Bernards son, daughter and other family members, as well as friends, former students and colleagues, who had travelled down from his home county of Yorkshire for the occasion, several of them sat in and played with the band for the evening.
During the evening a presentation was made of the new banners, a gift from the late David Seabright.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Bournemouth Hospital Jigsaw Appeal Fund in memory of Bernard.

PHOTO SESSION

Published: 23 March 2013

The set of pictures in our gallery were taken in a photo session by Ringwood Camera Club members Trevor Pogson and Ian Flowerday, our thanks to them both.

DEATH OF BERNARD LAWSON

Published: 19 December 2012

BERNARD LAWSON

DEATH OF BERNARD LAWSON
The death of Bernard Lawson on Friday 22nd of February was a great shock to members of the Ringwood and Burley Band.
Bernard studied at Leeds College of Music and Trinity College London, followed by two years study in conducting at Huddersfield University, he was the first student to be awarded an LRAM Diploma in Brass Band conducting, before moving to the south he had conducted bands and choirs of all levels in his native Yorkshire for over 60 years.
Bernard was in his second spell as Musical Director of the Ringwood and Burley Band, he enjoyed a successful spell with Ringwood from 1997 until 2003 giving the band several successes in contesting, he came out of retirement to rejoin the band in 2009 when the band was going through a difficult period.
He commenced playing as an eight year old with the Salvation Army Young Peoples Band in Leeds and much of his early conducting career was with that organisation.
He led both songsters and bands in Leeds, Bradford, Bolton and London, in recent years he concentrated more on conducting non-SA bands and had successes with contesting bands in the Yorkshire area, prior to moving to Bournemouth he was Musical Director of Clifton and Lightcliff Band.
Bernard was a well known and respected member of the Brass Band World and will be sadly missed by all he knew him.

VISIT TO YORKSHIRE

Published: 19 December 2012

Over the first weekend in July the Ringwood and Burley Band visited Brighouse in Yorkshire, where they had been invited to spend the weekend as guests of the Clifton and Lightcliff band with whom the band has a continuing relationship, on Saturday the band presented a concert in Wibsey Methodist Church to an appreciative full house audience, after which the band were offered refreshments. On the Sunday morning the band took part in a contest in Brighouse when they were required along with 26 other bands to play a march tune whilst marching and then whilst stationary play a hymn tune and another march, the band did not gain any awards but the weekend was an enjoyable experience for all.