• Plan for the bandroom extension.

  • In 2011 the band took the decision to look at extending and renovating the current bandroom in Queens Street, Castletown which they have occupied for well over 60 years. The plan is to build a single storey extension on the side of the building, the old Temperance Hall, and then to renovate the inside, repairing and damp-proofing the walls, installing a false ceiling and central heating.

     

    To help raise funds to pay for this work the band have launched a Buy a Brick Campaign. Click on the link for more details.

     

    The pictures below show the progress that has been made so far.

     

    16th July 2012

     6th August 2012

     9th September 2012

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:30

Opening Ceremony

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Sunday 12th May saw 18 months of effort culminate in the official opening of the extension to the bandroom. A large crowd, as well as the band, squeezed into the building for the ceremonial part of the afternoon followed by an open rehearsal, then tea and cake.

Everyone was welcomed by band Secretary Simon Court who gave a brief history of the band room and special thanks to ex-Musical Director Rodney Evans who was the driving force behind the project, and to the estate of the late Malcolm Dickinson without whose financial help the project wouldn’t have been possible. Simon also thanked all those that had contributed by purchasing a brick.
 
The band was delighted that Billy Dickinson, Malcolm’s brother and also an ex-player, was able to attend and after a few words declared the bandroom open.
 
The purpose of the open rehearsal was to give everyone a flavour of what goes on in the bandroom, however we don’t normally have an audience sat in amongst the band!
 
Everyone was then invited to partake in tea and cake and to have a look at some of the photographs now hanging on the walls.

We hope to have some photographs of the event available soon.

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