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26-Jan-17 Spring Concert - Ticket Details
 
 
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The band at last year's concert
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This year's spring concert takes place on Friday 24th March at:
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Holy Trinity Church
Church Road
Claygate
Surrey
KT10 0JP
 
Doors 7.15pm
Performance begins 7.45pm
 
Tickets details are as follows:
Adults - 8
Concessions (Child & Senior Citizens) - 4
 
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the 'buy tickets' box below.
Please make sure you put your surname in the 'name' box. Your tickets will then be available to collect from the box office when you arrive at the concert.
 
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If you have any queries please contact Mark Southey at: bandinfo@claygatescouts.org
 
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.
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20-Dec-16 Band Raises 1000 For Charity
 
 
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Fundraising activities this Christmas has seen the band raise 1000 for charity.
Carolling at Surbiton station raised 335 and a further 665 was raised carolling around Claygate. Money raised will be going to Water Aid and Malaria No-more.
Many thanks to everybody who donated.
 
 
 
 
     
 
16-Dec-16 Carols Round The Campfire
 
 
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Over 150 members of the group joined the band for the first group 'Carols Round the Camp Fire.' The evening included a candlelit procession, mulled wine & mince pies, a 2016 group photo review, a presentation by the scouts of their chosen Christmas charity and even Santa made an appearance.
 
 
 
 
     
 
03-Dec-16 Claygate Christmas Lights
 
 
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Several thousand people packed the parade for the turning on of this years Claygate Christmas Lights. The band opened the afternoon's festivities with a selection of Christmas carols.
 
 
 
 
     
 
19-Nov-16 Busy Christmas Begins At Claygate Centre
 
 
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Christmas is always the busiest time of the year for the band and this year is no exception. Festivities got underway at the Claygate Centre Christmas Fayre on Sat 19th November. The bands next performance is at the Claygate Christmas Lights on Sat Dec 3rd - we hope to see you there.
 
 
 
 
     
 
13-Nov-16 Band Leads Remembrance Sunday Parade
 
 
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This years Remembrance Sunday Parade took place on Sunday 8th November and the band led the parade from Hare Lane to the Holy Trinity Church in Church Road. After the 2 minutes silence, at 11am, a short service was held at the war memorial which was then followed by a All Age Service inside the church.
 
 
 
 
     
 
12-Nov-16 Lord Mayor's Show 2016
 
 
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The band at this years Lord Mayor's Show
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This years Lord Mayor's Show was a very wet affair. However this didn't dampen the bands spirits as they took part with over 7000 other participants in a 3.4 mile route through the streets of London. There were 19 other bands, 150 horses, hundreds of carriages, carts, coaches and other vehicles including vintage cars, buses, helicopters, ships, tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire engines, unicycles, steamrollers, robots, helicopters, beds, bathtubs and 3 shopping trollies!!
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This year Alderman Andrew Parmley became the 689th Lord Mayor and will serve as the global ambassador for the UK-based financial services industry for the next 12 months.
 
 
 
 
     
 
12-Sep-16 Band Invited Back to Lord Mayor's Show
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  The band at last years Lord Mayor's Show  
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  This years Lord Mayor's Show takes place on Saturday 12th November and after last years performance the band have been invited back.  
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Last year there were over 7ooo participants, 20 bands, 150 horses, hundreds of other carriages, carts, coaches and other vehicles including vintage cars, steam buses, tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire engines, unicycles, steamrollers, giant robots, helicopters, ships, penny fathings, beds and bathtubs.
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The show sets off from Mansion House at 11am and somehow manages to fit 3 miles of floats (154 last year) into a 1.7 mile route! A crowd of around half a million people is expected with millions more watching live on the BBC.
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Find out more about the show  
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10-Sep-16 Band Celebrate 15th Anniversary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  On Saturday 10th September the band celebrated 15 years since reforming. Current band members and leaders were joined by past band members and parents for a BBQ, a special 15 year highlights video and an informal concert which was held in a specially constructed outside venue.   
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03-Sep-16 Band Entertain at Gilwell Park Reunion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Reunion was established in 1919 to mark the occasion of the first wood badge course and is an opportunity for adults in scouting to experience an active and educational weekend. This year reunion celebrated its 90th anniversary and the band were asked along to help join in the celebrations.  
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21-Jul-16 15th Anniversary Reunion Details
 
 
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1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band
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15th Anniversary Reunion
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Saturday 10th September 2016
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On Saturday 10 September we are holding a reunion to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band. All who have played a part in the band’s success are invited to come along – current & former band members & their parents, current & former tutors, and supporters.
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We hope as many people as possible will be able to come along to join in the event.
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The event will take place at the Scout HQ in Claygate. Doors will open from 15:00, and the event will then run as follows:
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15:30 – 17:00 - Mass Rehearsal
17:30 – 18:30 - BBQ and refreshment (including a pay bar)
18:30 – 19:00 - 15th anniversary video
19:00 – 20:00 - Informal concert
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All former and current band members are invited to take part in the mass rehearsal and concert. Former band members – it doesn’t matter if you’ve not played recently, just come along. And if you need an instrument let us know and we will see if we can provide it. Former and current parents who play an instrument are also welcome to join in too with the mass rehearsal and concert. Of course, you can just come along to listen to the band too.
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For those not playing, please join us for the BBQ from 17.30 onwards.
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The cost of the event is 5 per person, to cover catering costs. (Under 5s are free.)
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During the evening we will be showing a highlights video of the last 15 years. If you have any information/photos/video of the band particularly from before 2009 and you would be happy for us to use them please get in touch at the e-mail address below.
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If you would like to attend the event:
Please contact us by e-mail at: bandinfo@claygatescouts.org
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We look forward to seeing as many former and current band members as possible at this event.
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ROBIN WILKINSON
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Band Leader
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02-Jul-16 Despite the Rain the Band Keep Playing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1st Claygate Scout Summer Fete
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  The 1st Claygate Scout Group summer fete took place on Saturday 2nd July at the scout centre in Claygate. The afternoon had started with the sun out and it wasn't until the band had begun playing that it started to pour! Despite this the band kept playing as most of the audience scrambled for cover. Fortunately it didn't last long and the sun was soon back out.  
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24-Jun-16 Band Open Proms Live! 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Churchfields Recreation Ground - Weybridge
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  The 2nd Proms Live! organised by Elmbridge Borough Council and the R C Sherriff Trust took place on Friday 24th June and the band had the honour of opening the event. After a few words from the Mayor of Elmbridge the band entertained the crowd with pieces including a 'Medley from Shrek', 'The Marches of John Williams' and 'Hootenany'.  
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19-Jun-16 Band Help Launch Momentum's New Boat 'Mo'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The band help launch 'Moments on the River' at Shepperton Marina
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  .On Sunday 19th June Momentum launched their new boat 'Moments on the River' and the band were asked in join in the celebrations. Affectionately referred to as 'Cap'n Mo' she is a 40ft canal boat and the ribbon was cut by Dame Jacqueline Wilson.  
  Momentum is a charity that helps support children, who have cancer or another life-limiting condition, and their families from all over Surrey and South West London. You can find out more at www.moment-um.org  
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20-May-16 Band to Open 'Proms Live! 2016'
 
 
 
This years Prom Live! Takes place on Friday 24th June at 7pm in the stunning surroundings of Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge. The event is organised by Elmbridge Borough Council and the R C Sherriff Trust.
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  The band will open the event which also includes Elmbridge Youth Theatre, Rebecca Lacey and the Promenade Choir.  
 
For more information and details of how to purchase tickets please click here  
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24-Apr-16 Band Lead St Georges Day Parade in Oxshott
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The band lead the parade in Oxshott
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  This year's St Georges Day parade took place on Sunday 24th April. 484 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Leaders from 1st Claygate, 1st Hinchley Wood, 1st Cobham and 1st Oxshott marched from the Royal County School to St Andrew's Church.   
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During the church service each section took it in turn to remake their scouting promise for the year ahead. At the end of the service the Mayor of Elmbridge spoke to the congregation about volunteering, the benefits of scouting to young people and the reliance the organistation has on its volunteer leaders.
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22-Apr-16 Band Entertain at Mayor's Civic Reception
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The band with the Mayor of Elmbridge - Councillor Jan Fuller
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  On Wed 20th April the band performed at the Mayor's Civic Reception held at Danes Hill School in Oxshott. The band played a variety of pieces including a piece called 'Buglers Holiday' specially requested by the Mayor.  
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15-Mar-16 Last Night of the Proms Concert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Holy Trinity Church - Claygate
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  The bands 15th Anniversary Concert took place on Friday 11th March and formed part of the Claygate Music Festival. The concert had a 'Last Night of the Proms' theme and there was lots of flag waving and singing from a very enthusiastic audience.  
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31-Dec-15 Happy New Year from Paris
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The band at Disneyland Paris
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  **Stop Press** - Just a few hours ago the band lead the New Years Eve parade through the streets of Disneyland Paris. A fantastic crowd waived and cheered as the band entertained by playing a selection of their favourite pieces.  
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**The band would like to wish everyone a fantastic 2016**
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22-Dec-2015 Christmas in Claygate
 
 
 
       
  Claygate Lights   Carolling   Carols on the Green  
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Christmas is always the busiest time of year for the band and this year has been no different. It all started back in November with the Claygate Day Centre Christmas fete followed by the Claygate Lights, Carols on the Green, Carolling at Surbiton Station, around Claygate and at Sainsbury's in Cobham. There is just the Carol Concert at the Holy Trinity Church to go before the band head to Paris for the New Year.
 
 
 
 
     
 
30-Nov-15 Race Night Raises Over 1000
 
 
 
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  The band would like to thank everyone who came and supported our fundraising race night, last Saturday, at the Claygate scout centre. It was a fantastic evening, enjoyed by all, and raised just over 1000 which will go towards our 15th anniversary trip at the end of the year.    
 
  Special thanks go to:    
  Event Organiser - John Baldwin    
  MC - Allan Carruthers    
  IT - Howard Dutton    
  Tote - Kim Gilbert & Band Members    
  Pay Out - Dave Gilbert & Roy Field    
  Decorations & Quiz - Lizzie Bruce    
  Food - Maggie Creigh, Dot Baldwin & Sarah    
  and to band members & parents who helped, set up in the afternoon, during the evening and tidying up at the end.    
       
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The band would also like to thank local businesses who supported the evening and donated
prizes. Claygate Fish Inn, The Bear (Esher), Rasoy, Card Collection, Cote Brasserie,
The Hare & Hounds, The Premier Wines, Andy's Gardening Services, Glenmore Hotel and
Catherine Hackett.
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15-Nov-15 Band Receives New Banner
 
 
 
     
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  Robin receiving the new banner from   First outing for the new banner at the  
  Claire Hackett   Remembrance Parade in Claygate  
 
  "On Friday 6 November the band were proud to receive a superb new banner. The banner has been lovingly hand-crafted by Claire Hackett, wife of our County Band Adviser Richard Hackett. The reaction of band members when they saw the banner for the first time was extremely positive.  In thanking Claire, our band leader Robin said: "This generous gift to the band is superb and one that the band will treasure. The skill and craftsmanship that has gone into making it is quite frankly amazing. We will be proud to march with the banner." The banner was first used on parade at the Remembrance Parade in Claygate on Sunday 8 November and was proudly on display during the Lord Mayor's Show in central London on Saturday 14 November.  
 
 
 
 
   
 
13-11-2015 "Last Night of the Proms" - Tickets on Sale
 
 
 
    1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band    
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    "Last Night of the Proms"    
    Spring Concert - Fri 11th March 2016    
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**Tickets now on sale**
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As part of next years Claygate Music Festival the band are proud to present their "Last Night of the Proms" Spring Concert with all the well loved music, singing and flag waving that goes with it.
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Tickets are available from 9am on Saturday 14th November from the Claygate Music Festival organisers, who have arranged for local people to get first choice of tickets. They can only be bought, for an initial priority booking period, from Williams Delicatessen in the Parade and at ExCellar off-licence on Hare Lane. This period runs from November 14 until Saturday December 5 - the day the Christmas lights are switched on in the Parade. Then, from Sunday December 6, they will be more widely available via : WeGotTickets.com
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Tickets are just 8 adults and 4 conc.
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Next years Claygate Music Festival has new organisers and it promises to be bigger & better than ever before. There are some big names visiting Claygate so do check out whose coming at: www.claygatemusicfestival.com
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We hope to see you next year for what promises to be a great night and we are hoping for a 'Full House' so please book your tickets early and don’t forget your flag!
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If you have any queries regarding the concert please contact the band using the 'contact us' button at the top of this page.
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09-11-2015 Band Leads Remembrance Sunday Parade
 
 
 
       
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This years Remembrance Sunday Parade took place on Sunday 8th November and the band led the parade from Hare Lane to the Holy Trinity Church in Church Road. After the 2 minutes silence, at 11am, a short service was held at the war memorial which was then followed by a All Age Service inside the church.
 
 
 
 
     
 
18-Sep-15 Race Night - Tickets Now Available
 
 
 
       
   
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To help support the bands trip to Paris at the end of this year a fundraising race night is being held on Saturday 28th November at the Claygate Scout Centre.
Tickets are just 10 each or you can book a table (for 8) for 80. A fish & chip supper and afters is included in the price. Please bring your own drinks.
Horses can be sponsored for just 5 each, (a one in eight chance of winning a great prize), you just need to come up with a whacky name for the horse & jockey.
How to purchase tickets, tables or sponsor a horse.
If you are a member of the band or parent of a band member you should have received a separate letter at band night with details. If not please ask at the next meeting.
If you are not please contact John Baldwin by e-mail (see below) with details of how many tickets you would like and John will then contact you to arrange.
If you have any queries please contact John at : bandinfo@claygatescouts.org
 
 
 
 
     
 
17-Sep-15 London & South East Trefoil Guild Review
 
 
 
   
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Last weekend the band performed at the London and South East England Region Trefoil Guild held at the Dorking Halls in Dorking. In front of a packed audience of 450, the largest concert audience the band has ever had, the band played a selection of its favourite pieces as well as a couple of new ones. The performance was really enjoyed by the audience, feedback on the day was great, and a fantastic letter of thanks has been received - (see above).
 
 
 
 
     
 
11-Sep-15 'Band Presented With 'A' Grade Certificate
 
 
 
   
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Richard Hackett, County Band Adviser, visited the band on Friday 11th September to present the band with its annual inspection certificate without which the band is unable to play in public. The good news is that for the 4th year in a row the band has achieved the top 'A' grade. 
Congratulations to everybody involved with the band.
 
 
 
 
     
 
17-Jul-15 Successful Year Ends With Awards Evening
 
 
 
   
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The band year came to close on Friday 17th July with the annual awards evening held at the Claygate scout centre. Parents were entertained by the band during which this years awards were presented. Whilst only a few could win awards every member should be congratulated for what has been a very successful year for the band.
 
 
 
 
     
 
11-Jul-15 Band Entertain Record Crowd at Claygate Show
 
 
 
 
 
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This years Claygate Flower Show, held on Saturday 11th July, was attended by over 6000 people making it a record. The band opened the afternoons entertainment with a selection of music from marches, TV & the big screen.
 
 
 
 
     
 
04-Jul-15 1st Claygate Scout Group AGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The band played at this years group AGM which was held at the
scout centre on Saturday 4th July.
 
 
 
 
     
 
04-Jul-15 Band Helps TAG Celebrate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Looks like Robin may be out of a job!
On Friday 3rd July the band joined in the celebrations at TAG HQ in Chessington.
The Teenage Activity Group (TAG) aims to empower and optimise the potential of young people, who have a disability, between the ages of 15 and 25 who either live, learn or earn in the Royal Borough of Kingston. 
The band played a wide selection of pieces, including a few requests. The highlight of the evening was when one of the TAG members took over the conducting and rumour has it Robin is now looking for another job! 
 
 
 
 
     
 
20-Jun-15 Summer Concert at Holy Trinity
 
 
 
   
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The concert opened with video highlights of the band at Windsor Castle
This years band concert took place on Saturday 20th June at the Holy Trinity Church in Claygate and highlighted the full range of the band's repertoire from traditional marches through to well-known themes from the TV and the cinema.
All 3 sections of the band took part with over 50 young musicians and adults on stage.
The band would like to thank everyone who helped with the concert especially those involved in selling tickets, arranging the refreshments and organising the raffle which this year went high tech, to rival the national lottery, and included over 30 prizes.
 
 
 
 
     
 
06-Jun-15 Band Entertain at Summer Fete
 
 
 
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1st Claygate Scouts Summer Fete
After an absence of a few years the 1st Claygate Scouts Summer Fete is back and the band provided the musical entertainment for the afternoon.
All the usual stalls were there including, Hoopla, Tin Can Alley, Duck Racing, Coconut Shy, Dough Sticks as well as a BBQ and Beer Tent. Other activities, which kept everyone entertained, involved the Beavers in a Tent Peg Relay, the Cubs in a Tent Pitching competition and the Scouts with Chariot Races.
 
 
 
 
   
 
20-May-15 Band Invited to 800th Lord Mayor's Show
 
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
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Views from last year's Lord Mayor's Show when some of the band
joined 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band.
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This years Lord Mayor's Show takes place on Saturday 14th November and the band has been invited to take part. This year the show marks its 800th anniversary and the organisers are promising something special to mark the event.
The show sets off from Mansion House at 11am and somehow manages to fit 3 miles of floats (154 last year) into a 1.7 mile route! A crowd of around half a million people is expected with millions more watching live on the BBC.
Last year some of the band joined 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band for the show and had a fantastic time.
Find out more about the show  
 
 
 
 
     
 
29-Apr-15 Band Lead National St George's Day Parade
 
 
 
   
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The band playing in the Quadrangle
The band recently had the privilege of leading the national St. George’s Day parade at Windsor Castle, which this year was attended by the Duchess of Gloucester. The band performed a drill display in the Castle Quadrangle to entertain the crowds ahead of the parade, and then joined the Band of the Coldstream Guards to support the parade itself. 62 members of the band took part in the parade, the youngest being just 8 years old.
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The band worked really hard in the months and weeks running up to the parade to ensure their drill and music were of the highest standard. On the day, every single band member was superb.
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Feedback about the band’s performance from those attending the event has been very positive. It will be an event that everyone in the band will remember for years to come.
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The band were selected to play at this prestigious event by Paul Wong, UK Technical Advisor - Bands. Commenting on Claygate’s performance at the parade, Paul said: “The Scout Association each year choose one of the best bands in the UK to lead our parade at Windsor Castle. The 1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band lived up to this accolade and proved themselves to be worthy of the honour. Each band member played their part and performed to the highest of standards”.
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The atmosphere during the whole event was amazing. The grandeur of the event came home to a number of band members when, as they were waiting in the Royal Mews to start the event, the Duke of Edinburgh rode through the courtyard having been out in Windsor Park with his horse and carriage. It was also reported by a number of band members that they caught sight of the Queen watching the drill display out of one of the Castle’s windows……. No-one knows if this is true, but it’s a great story to hold on to!
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23-Apr-15 Summer Concert - Tickets Now Available
 
 
 
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Pictures from last years concert
The band's annual concert will take place on Saturday 20th June at the Holy Trinity Church, Claygate. It promises to be an excellent evening, with music ranging from traditional marches through to music from TV and the big screen.
Tickets are priced at:
7 Adults
4 Under 16's & Concessions
Tickets can be purchased from this link: Tickets  
 
The link will take you to the parentpay page of the 1st Claygate Scout Group and you will see the concert tickets listed towards the bottom of the page on the left. Please enter the number of tickets required and please enter your name in the box to the right. Once you have paid you will receive e-mail confirmation to confirm your purchase. Your tickets will then be available to collect on the evening of the performance at the ticket desk which will be situated just inside the main entrance to Holy Trinity church.
If you are a member of the band or parent of a band member then tickets will also be available at weekly meetings and you will receive details nearer to the event.
If you require any further information or have a query once tickets have been purchased please contact:
Chantal Macrae at: chjmacrae@gmail.com
We hope to see you on the 20th
 
 
 
 
     
 
21-Apr-15 St George's Day Parade - Claygate
 
 
 
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The 1st Claygate Scout & Band lead this years St George's Day Parade in Claygate
This years St Georges Day Parade was held on Sunday 19th April in Claygate and involved members from 1st Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Oxshott and Cobham scout groups. After marching through Claygate a short service was held at the Holy Trinity church where all members reaffirmed their scout promise. 
 
 
 
 
     
 
09-Apr-15 Windsor Rehearsals Move Outdoors
 
 
 
 
Practice at Walton Firs Activity Centre - Cobham
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It is now just 2 weeks until the band perform at the National Scout Service & Parade at Windsor Castle. Rehearsals have now moved outside where the extra space has allowed the band to fully practice its new marching display.

 
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17-Mar-15 Summer Concert - Saturday 20th June
 
 
 
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The band's annual concert will take place on Saturday 20th June at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate. It promises to be an excellent evening, with music ranging from traditional marches through to music from TV and the big screen. Please put this date in your diary and come along and support the band. Tickets will be available via this website after Easter. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
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See last years concert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
25-Jan-15 Band Begin Rehearsals for Windsor
 
 
 
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It is now just 3 months until the band performs at the National Scout Service & Parade at Windsor Castle. Rehearsals (the first of many) have begun and the pictures above show the band practising its new marching display. Many thanks to Reed's School in Cobham for letting the band use its facilities.

 
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  For more details about Windsor please see the Latest News article dated 21st Sept 2014  
 
 
 
 
     
(Page last updated 25/03/2017)