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Godalming Band

Brass band in Godalming since 1937

Where we play

From residential homes . . .

Each year, small groups of players visit various residential homes to provide Christmas music to residents and staff.

Engagements like “these are undertaken on a voluntary basis, although we are grateful when donations are offered. Valewood also provide us with outstanding refreshments!

… to village fetes

No Village fete is complete without the sound of a brass band and over the years we have played for most local village events.

One of our regular engagements is at Cranleigh, an annual event we enjoy and we are usually conducted by a Cranleigh resident, Norman Every, who plays tenor horn in the band.

Norman is well known locally for his long involvement with Cranleigh Youth Band, National Methodist Youth Brass Band, and the Methodist Church.

and garden parties …

Playing for a Garden Party can be great fun if lucky with the weather—and we usually are. The atmosphere is friendly and informal and we are often provided with some excellent refreshments. Even though the standard of playing must be maintained, we do relax and enjoy ourselves too.

… to open air ‘Songs of Praise’

Each year we can be heard at the Godalming Bandstand for the Sunday afternoon Songs of Praisa event.

We also play far something similar at Hascombe; this is an early evening service Hascombe Pond. This is a beautiful settings and a well-supported event.

Along the road to Guildford . . .

We are invited to play at Guildford Bandstand most years, but as part of the 1996-7 Opening Day for Guildford Festival, we played in the High Street, just by Tunsgate, and also at the bandstand in the beautiful Castle Gardens.

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