2013 marks another mile-stone in the history of Constantine Silver Band as this year we will be celebrating 35 years since the band was reformed in 1977 after the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Committee were unable to acquire a band to lead the village parade during its celebrations. Two local residents thought it was time that Constantine had its own band back so they got busy throughout the summer and practice started that year with a few old instruments, no music or music stands. We have now over the years built up a good stock of instruments and percussion for the future. We have seen 31 years of Brass On Grass plus the reformation of the village carnival in 1979 which the band ran for 26 years, they also enjoyed 7 band tours overseas, played hosts to visiting bands groups, and choirs. And over those years the band has been very busy with contests all over the south west.
Now looking to the future, we see the band in transition. We have been very fortunate having Angie & Aly who have worked very hard building up our Youth band who run alongside the main band. The Youth section continues to grow in both numbers and performance.
So now we are looking for any new players from beginners to experienced any age come along and have a blow. Tuition and instruments are provided free.
At this time we would like to express again the Band’s thanks to all of our Vice Presidents, Sponsors, Constantine Parish Council, Constantine Social Club and all who help and support us in so many ways in these difficult times, for without their help and support we would find it difficult to run and be able to attend as many local events as we can without charge.
The band has a very busy season ahead with the main events being our Brass & Voice weekend, with the band playing at the Garden Show on 20 July in the afternoon followed in the evening with our Brass and Voice Concert in the marquee featuring the ever popular Cornwall Boy’s Choir, Constantine School Choir, Samba Band & Rock Band, plus Constantine Silver Band & Youth. The next day, 21st July, we have our Brass on Grass with guests by popular demand Cambome Town, Helston Town, St Keverne band plus this year Pendennis Brass. What a line up for our 35th year!
The 27th & 28th July is Constantine Carnival weekend.
On the weekend of the 3rd August we have the Port Navas Regatta, followed on 4th August by the Carolaire (Songs of Praise) on Port Navas Quay with the Constantine Church Choir. All led by the Rev Stuart Turner.