BVB rehearsal Sunday 21 October 2018, 2 – 4.30pm

The next Brigstowe Village Band rehearsal is on Sunday 21 October, Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre, 2 – 4.30pm.

Matt has put the list the of tunes to be practiced here.

Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

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Lots of new photos of recent BVB events

Check out the pictures page here for lots of photos of recent BVB events.

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Audition for new musical leader Sunday 28 October 2018

We are auditioning Laurel Swift ( for the position of new musical leader of the Brigstowe Village Band on Sunday 28th October in the Club Room to the side of the Main Hall of Long Ashton Community Centre.

The programme will be as follows:

1.15 – 1.40 pm       Discussion between Laurel and Steering Committee about the role of BVB Musical Leader

approx 1.40 pm   Tea

1.50 pm BVB band members arrive and set up

2.00 – 3.00 pm  Rehearsal. This will consist of one piece we know (Peacock Follow the Hen) and a piece arranged by Laurel which will be put on the website prior to the rehearsal.

3.00 – 3.30 pm (approx)  Laurel questioned by band members

3.30 pm Laurel leaves and Steering Group organise discussion with band and vote by band members

There will be further detail given at the next BVB rehearsal on Sunday 21st October.



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Thank you to all who took part in the Long Ashton Apple Day.

Message from Liz:

Thank you to all who made the Apple Day such a jolly and coherent programme – nervous in rehearsal; (it is ALWAYS tricky changing from outdoor to indoor gigs / summer to autumn AND trying our hand at playing new tunes together for dances (enhanced by Anne) songs and words (enhanced by Fritjof and Michael) hung together very well.

A number of the audience asked if i) whether we had made a CD they could buy ….! and ii) where they could come and see us perform next !

See as many as possible on November 21st for Matt’s next rehearsal – and a start on Christmas music.

Best wishes



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Long Ashton Apple Day, Sunday 7 October 2018

The Long Ashton Apple Day gig is on Sunday 7 October, 3pm  at the Long Ashton Community Centre.

The setlist can be found here.

There will be a practice immediately before the gig starting at 1.45pm in the Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre. Please click here for more details.


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Subs for the Autumn Term

BVB subs for the Autumn term are now due.

Please click here for payment details.

Thank you .

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Two great gigs – Clift Road Street Party and Party in the Park. Long Ashton Apple Day to look forward to.

Message from Liz:
Many thanks to all those BVB members who created such a good atmosphere with their jolly playing at the Clift Road Street Party ( last Saturday ) and at Party in the Park-  yesterday. Particular thanks to Sarah for getting us the Clift Road Booking  ( and ‘MC ing ‘ it with such style ) . The total collection  for the two gigs was just over £100 which will swell band coffers nicely  .
 The Street Party season is now drawing to a close .. but please keep your eyes open for bookings for next year 2019 ,- as we seem to be very welcome on such occasions .
Looking forward to seeing as many BVB  members as possible for the  Long Ashton Apple Day 7th October 3- 4 pm  – and if possible the practice  beforehand ,at the Youth Hall 7.30 on Friday 5th October . The playlist will go up next weekend and will reflect the  Autumn / Harvest season . They have asked for dancing – and Anne is calling .
See you soon
best wishes
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