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Next BVB Rehearsal Sunday 18 August 2019

The next Brigstowe Village Band rehearsal  with Laurel will be on Sunday 18 August, Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre, 2 – 4.30pm.

Playlist to follow from Laurel when she is back from the US – but please pack our ‘old standards’

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Sunday 1 September 2019 – St Werburghs Community Centre ‘Picnic in the Park’

Brigstowe Village Band will be playing for the St Werburghs Community Centre ‘Picnic in the Park’, Mina Road Park, St Werburghs, Bristol. BS2 9XN on Sunday 1 September.

Anticipate an appearance from Briggy and the organisers would like dancing – if picnickers are willing.

We will be playing from 3 – 3.45pm. Please arrive for 2pm. Car share if possible (Chris and Liz can take 2 people) and allow plenty of time as access is difficult and you will have to drop ‘baggage’ and then find a place to park your car.

We will give you more precise directions later but the end of the park we are playing in is just off Cowmead Walk and that runs off Rosebery Avenue.

We are going to take advantage of a ‘sound technician’ who is available to put up some ambient mikes so there will be a ‘sound check’ beforehand.

We are preceded by a Zumba workout group (finishes 2.50) and followed by a funk band at 4pm. An eclectic mix.

There will be refreshment vouchers probably to be collected from an information point.

Please bring you friends and family with picnics – it promises to be a very good afternoon.

The setlist can be found here. (This is the same as the setlist previously used for Monk Road).

There will be a practice for this event on Friday 30 August at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

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Monk Road Street Party, Saturday 20th July 2019, 3 – 4pm

Brigstowe Villlage Band will be playing at the Monk Road Street Party, Monk Road, Bishopston, BS7 8LE on Saturday 20 July.

We will open the event and will play from 3 – 4pm. Please arrive just after 2pm.

Refreshments will be available afterwards. We will be given vouchers to use at the bar and also water, cakes and possibly tea will be provided.

The band is welcome to stay for the feast (6pm). Bring your own plates and cutlery if you plan to stay.

Please see attached programme for more information about the street party:   Monk Road_2019

The set list is here: Monk Road Street Party   docx

There will be a practice for this event on Friday 19 July, at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze, BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm.

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BVB rehearsal Sunday 14 July

The next Brigstowe Village Band rehearsal is on Sunday 14 July, 2 – 4.30pm, Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre.

Please bring the music for the Monk Road gig. The setlist can be found here.

 

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Refreshments

Message from Liz about refreshment rota for BVB rehearsals:

Dear BVB members,

Thank you to those who volunteered to do refreshments. In the interests of clarity and in order that we ensure that everyone gets their relaxing half time cuppa – I have done some re-arrangements and as Ed Gilbert (trumpet) generously offered he is in the refreshment team leader slot every time, so he takes responsibility for providing milk and biscuits and claiming the money for this from Chris.

Heather, you were the only person I couldn’t fit in on a date you wanted – perhaps you could look again.

Best wishes

Liz

Refreshment rota: Refreshments

I have also put a copy of the rota near the top of the ‘Rehearsals 2019’ page on the website.

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Midsummer Fair Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project, Saturday 6 July 2019

Brigstowe Village Band will be playing at the Midsummer Fair Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project, Frenchay Park Road, Bristol BS16 1HB on Saturday 6 July.

Please arrive at 11.45am. The event will start at 12 noon. BVB to play from 12.30 – 1.15pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Long stay car parking will be available in Begbrooke Social Club, Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1HY (approx 200yds up road). Limited parking on site – disability spaces and dropping off space for instruments etc.

The setlist can be found here.

Feed Bristol have asked for a dance set. You will remember the Wassail – they were very energetic. It will help Mary who is calling if we have some BVB members willing to step forward and walk through the dances by way of demonstration. You have seen them before and the are straightforward.

 

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