What we do
The UK Paper Band is currently going from strength to strength, under the leadership of musical director Alison Foot. The band plays at many engagements across Kent, in a variety of venues, from bandstands on the coast, to churches around North Kent, at summer fetes, or at our "home" in the UK Paper Clubhouse. We also love to journey further afield. In 2009 we travelled to Llandudno in North Wales for the weekend and in 2011 we spent a weekend in Staffordshire playing at The Churnet Valley Railway.
In every concert, we play a balanced programme containing varied music to suit everyone's tastes. Our repertoire contains traditional marches, and selections from popular musicals, but it also contains popular songs and some more unusual pieces as well - we provide a programme to entertain everyone!
We always welcome new players. We are not a contesting band, but enjoy making music together and entertaining the public. If you play a brass instrument then we would love to hear from you! At the moment, we would particularly welcome new players who play horn, percussion or Bb Bass. We rehearse on a Wednesday evening at the UK Paper Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DE from 7.30pm to around 9.30pm.
Booking the band
The band are available for bandstands, concerts, charity events and private engagements.
To make an enquiry or discuss your requirements, please contact our bookings secretary,
Mark Hinchliffe, on Telephone : 01634 315588 or Mobile - 07794 989241
or by email: email Mark Hinchliffe, bookings secretary.
We are always delighted to hear from anyone interested in the band.
To book the band please contact Mark Hinchliffe (bookings secretary) by email or
Telephone - 01634 315588
Mobile - 07794 989241
For any general enquiries please contact David Dixon (chairman) by email
We can't wait to hear from you!
Prices to be confirmed
|Sunday 3rd March
||Band workshop at the clubhouse
|Sunday 7th May
|Sunday 14th May
||Faversham transport festival
|Sunday 28th May
||The Leas, Minster, concert on the front o/s the Sweetshop/tearoom
|Sunday 4th June
||The Leas, Folkestone
|Sunday 25th June
|Sunday 16th July
||The Vine Bandstand, Sevenoaks
||1500-1700 with a short break
|Saturday 22nd July
||Bandstand, The Spinny - Leysdown-on-sea
|Sunday 13th August
||The Leas, Folkestone
|Sunday 24th Sept
||Demelza House open day, Garden party - Newington
|Sunday 10th December
||Bredgar church Christingle
|Satrday 16th December
||Christmas markte - Leeds castle
|Sunday 17th December
||The leads (small ensemble only) - Minster on Sea
We look forward to seeing you soon!
|Musical Director||Cornets||Flugel Horn||Tenor Horns||Baritones||Trombones||Euphoniums||Basses||Percussion|
|Alison Foot||Mark Hinchliffe||David Dixon||Joolz Meacher||Howard James||Roy Foreman||Carol Croucher||Mick Evans||Bethan Foot|
|Mike Wanstall||Ian Allchin||Judy Appleton||Bob Grimes||Angela Saunders||Ronald Schreur|
|Paul Apps||Nicola Veal||John Thompson|
|Robert Harris||Derek King|
|Catherine Foreman||Ray Starling|
Come and join us
We always welcome new players!
We are not a contesting band, which means we emphasise having fun as well as making music.
If you play a brass instrument (cornet, tenor horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, bass) or percussion, then we would love to hear from you! All comers and all abilities (Grade 3 and above) welcome.
Where we are
We are a very friendly band and always make new members feel welcome.We rehearse on a Wednesday evening at the UK Paper Leisure Club from 7.30pm to around 9.30pm at the Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DE .
If you would like more information please feel free to email or call Mark Hinchliffe on Phone: 01634 315588 Mobile: 07794 989241