Helston Town Band are pleased to announce that there will be a joint concert with RAOST held at the Epworth Hall on Sat 25th April at 7:30pm. Tickets available on the door at £8:oo.
Less than 2 weeks to go and the band are busy preparing for the day itself. We start by visiting RNAS Culdrose on Tuesday 28th for the officers and families with more rehearsals at the Epworth Hall over the next few days. Don't forget to come and support the band onMay Day. Better than just coming, why not bring your family and friends and have your rehearsal of the big day?
What a fantastic day for the band. We had hoped to get a top 6 result and we achieved it. This is down to the hard work and determination of all concerned. A massive thank you goes to Mr David Johnson for putting the band through their paces and leading them to a superb performance.
Our thanks also go to Clare, Louise Richard and Andrew for stepping in and especially to Kevin for all of the hard work he put into bringing the band together.
We would also like to congratulate all of the other cornish bands on their successes again this year
Helston Town Band are delighted to again present their annual Christmas Concert.
This year being held on Sunday 14th December at 7pm at St Michaels Church, the evening will feature festive performances from HTB as well as the Concert and Student bands.
The band are delighted to welcome their guest singers, the ROAST Choir and also to welcome back Bruce Taylor as compere.
Entry just £5 on the door.
Helston Town Band are pleased to extend a warm welcome to Mr David Johnson who will take the band to Torquay for the first time in March.
Born and raised in Sennen Cove near Lands End in Cornwall, David began his playing career on baritone with Penzance Silver Band before moving to Solo Euphonium at Lanner and District Silver Band, playing until he joined the Royal Marines Band Service in 1990. During his 24 years as a professional musician in the Royal Marines, his career has taken him all over the world, performing as a soloist in the USA, Canada, Russia, Ethiopia, Japan and Australia.
In addition to his talents as a performer, David is also prolific arranger for wind and brass bands. For the past nine years his music has been featured at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall and his more recent works include arrangements performed at the world premiere of the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ and for Classic FM chart-topping saxophonist, Amy Dixon. In recognition of his achievements in this area, in 2013 he was awarded the prestigious Herbert Lott Award for Innovation and Invention in Orchestration.
David started his conducting career with Torbay Brass and in 2006 moved to Verwood Concert Brass where, over the course of three years, the band was promoted from Third to First Section. In 2010 David took up the position of Musical Director at Aldbourne Band and in 2011 steered the band to victories at the West of England First Section Regional Championships, Senior Trophy at the Spring Festival and the National Finals in Cheltenham. As recognition of his achievements with the band, he was nominated as ‘Conductor of the Year’ in the 4BarsRest Awards in 2011. Since Aldbourne’s meteoric rise to the Championship Section, David has achieved 3rd placings with the band at the Regional Championships in 2013 and 2014 respectively. These successes were also mirrored at the Spring Festival with promotion into the British Open’s Grand Shield in 2013.
Having spent most of 2014 in the euphonium section of Cory Band, ranked number one in the world, David has picked up his baton once again and is returning to his home-county to work with Helston Town Band in their preparations for the West of England Regionals in March.
We are looking forward to success at Torquay under his directorship.
If you would like to hear the band play under David's leadership, they will be holding an rehearsal at the Masonic Hall, Cross Street, Helston on Wednesday March 11th at 7:45pm.
HTB played at perhaps it's most important engagement of the year over the weekend - the wedding of Solo Horn Lisa Johns and her now-husband Matt.
The band were delighted to be involved in the ceremony for Lisa, who has been a member of HTB since childhood, and we wish them both every happiness in their life together.