In 2019 we are proud to celebrate our 21st anniversary!
How times change – 17 people attended our first rehearsal and now we have over 40 regular members.
We are Bournemouth based and together with Barnsley based Frumptarn Guggenband we share the mission to spread the Guggenmusik word across the UK.
Trips abroad have become regular features of our calendar with visits to Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France & Spain (plus Scotland & Wales!!)
Our band members come from all walks of life. We have students, professionals, business owners, an artist, a plumber, roofer, taxi driver, counsellor, carpenter, accountant (and a few who don’t do anything at all!!!).
Members often get together for social gatherings and there is the infamous band panto which is definitely not a serious theatrical spectacular!
New members are always welcomed into our friendly group of musicians (and percussion!!), and rehearsals are a normally a relaxed affair often interrupted with spontaneous, occasionally inappropriate humour!
We try to have a couple of band social events each year which are always well attended and fun.
We encourage member’s families to engage with us, especially at gigs which can make for a great family day out (if the weather is good!!).
If you don’t play an instrument, then why not become a supporter? Our supporters provide an invaluable contribution selling our CD’s and encouraging our audiences to part with their money to help fund the band.
Of course, all organisations require teamwork to be successful, so we also need some willing volunteers each year to undertake some of the band’s administrative aspects.
If you would like to join us, then please complete the enquiry form and get in touch!
Of course, after practice the group required essential refreshment at the local hostelry where the discussions and ideas continued to grow. This still continues today!