Where are we playing next?
Woburn Forest Centre Parcs Christmas Music Mixture of Christmas Tunes playing at Center Parcs at Woburn Forest
Saturday 25th November 2017
Time : 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Snowman – Auditions
Wanted: Voice for Walking in the Air
Hitchin Band will be playing along live to the animated film The Snowman.
We will be putting on three performances at St Mary’s Church, Hitchin on Saturday 2nd December but we need one or
more young voices to take centre stage for the highlight of the show to sing “Walking in the Air”.
Originally sung by Aled Jones, the song became a smash hit and has been popular every Christmas since the film was released in 1982.
Do you have the voice for “Walking in the Air” from The Snowman? We want to hear from you!
Applications are invited to audition for the solo vocal part. Auditions will be open to boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years old,
boys with an ‘unbroken’ treble voice. Three performances are planned and more than one soloist may be required.
Parents / Guardians will need to register their child’s at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V3MKCGB.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS 6PM ON SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017.
Further details and audition materials will be sent out by email once registration is closed.
Audition recordings in mp3 format will need to be submitted by email by no later that 6pm on Saturday 21st October 2017.
Tickets for the performances are currently available via our online box office www.hitchinband.yapsody.com
and will also be available from Hitchin Initiative, 1a Churchgate, Hitchin. Advance booking is recommended.
Hitchin Band new CD
Because - Celebrating 150 years 1866 to 2016
We are delighted to announce the launch of Hitchin Band's new CD, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the band.
The CD is called "Because" after an arrangement of a song specially commissioned for Hitchin Band's Solo Horn player, Sarah Gibbons.
The CD features a range of music that spans the years from 1866 up to date and shows off the talents of four of the band's soloists.
It also includes an 8 page booklet with information and photographs about the history of the band.
The CD is available to buy for £10 at our events. Alternatively we can send one by post for an additional £2 to cover P&P costs.
For more details, please contact the Secretary, Mike Thorn on 01462 701135 or send an email to
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Hitchin Community Brass
Hitchin Band is pleased to announce the formation of Hitchin Community Brass
The idea of this new initiative is to offer a playing opportunity for brass players who no longer play with a regular band or are
still learning and would like to gain some ensemble experience. We are inviting them to come along and have a blow on the 2nd Wednesday
of every month starting 8th February 2017, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
We would love to see players from the Beds, Buck & Herts areas. There is no age limit so whether you are a bit rusty, young or old, all
are welcome. There will be an opportunity to pick music you would like to play from the extensive music library of Hitchin Band.
A small donation of £1.50 per session would be welcome.
For more information or to register an interest please contact Allan Hooker on 07947 007764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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First Section National Finals
Saturday 16th September 2017
Congratulations to Hitchin Band and Graham Chambers for their inaugural National Final in the first section. The competition was fierce as you would expect from such a competition and we are proud to have been part of this event. The regional piece for 2018 has been announced and the first section will be playing Brass Metamorphosis — Composer: James Curnow, a theme and set of five variations. Good luck to Hitchin and we hope to be back at the finals next year.
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Hitchin Band - A bit of history
The Origins of Hitchin Band
An investigation of archive records by Mike Thorn.
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Do you want to Book the Band?
We can also provide smaller ensembles for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc - even more resonable!
Contact the Booking Secretary Allan Hooker on Tel 07947 007764 or by e-mail