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4 October 2016

King's Big Band Performs on Friday 7 Oct – Tickets Available!

You are warmly invited to the Big Band's Caribbean Evening on Friday 7 October. The band are preparing for their exciting tour to Barbados at half term, and will be in concert in the Woodard Room from 7.30pm. Tickets, available from reception@kings-taunton.co.uk are priced at £20, and include the concert, Caribbean style finger buffet and punch!

Many of you will already have enjoyed listening to the King’s College Big Band, a 20-piece brass and rhythm ensemble, supported by strong vocals, with an exciting repertoire of jazz and blues. Lorcan Cudlip-Cook’s rendition of ‘Cry Me a River’ backed by the band, is a lasting memory from the Big Band Cabaret evening held at King’s College in June.

Earlier this year, King’s College Big Band was invited to play at the Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations and thus the aptly named ‘Blowin’ In the Windies’ tour was conceived. The Big Band musicians depart for the tour on 20 October 2016 and will be playing at private and public venues across the island including the Barbados Prime Minister’s Residence, the British High Commission and Heroes Square in Bridgetown.


Big Band has been busy fundraising throughout the year in order to pay for tour extras including tour clothing. The most prominent of these events will be the Big Band Fundraising Concert.

To further support this fundraising, we are offering you the opportunity of Big Band playing at your private function. The band has played at weddings, dances and corporate events over the past years and these have been very well received. Big Band’s fee for a private function is £500 and this will be directed solely to extras for the ‘Blowin’ In the Windies’ tour.

If you are interested in talking further about the possibility of having Big Band play for you, please contact reception.

We do hope to see you at the concert next week. Please do come and support the band. Why not bring your friends and relatives and make an evening of it?

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