Testimonials

 "... I must say they were outstanding for a group of people that age.  Excellent performing, you should be proud."  Dickensian Christmas Festival, Rochester, December 2013

 “the band are really good and a credit to you (leaders & parents); you should be incredibly proud of them”  Menin Gate,Ypres, October 2013

 "Very well done to all the band members at the Menin Gate this evening. We were very impressed with you all. Thank you for making a moving ceremony very special."   "We enjoyed a superb performance in the Grote Markt and the moving tribute at The Menin Gate.  Well done and congratulations to you all."  Ypres, October 2013

"I know every event that the band does is special, but yesterday was really wonderful, I thought you would like to know that you made one man’s day!  He had come with his wife to Tunbridge Wells for the day and was so pleased to see the band he had wanted to play in a band himself as a child but never got round to it."
Feedback following our performance at the Pantiles bandstand, Tunbridge Wells, March 2011

"Just a quick email to say 'thank you' for the presence of the Buglers from the 17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band.  They were absolutely excellent and a credit to Scouting. The way they played for the Sunset Ceremony helped finish the Inspection on a very appropriate note (no pun intended!). Please pass on my thanks to the individuals concerned. I hope that you will be able to let them attend with the Surrey County SJAB Band next year."
Kevin Bage, Wg Cdr, Contingent Commander, Caterham School CCF May 2009.

“I watched the band from the Quadrangle and I thought they looked and sounded brilliant.”
“They gave such a professional and polished performance.”
“It was wonderful to see your young people displaying such professionalism and musicianship, and setting such a terrific example.”
“We were standing right near the gate as the band came out, and so many people said how fantastic they were.  An old Scout Leader from Scotland said they were the best band he’d ever seen.”
Feedback after the bands performance at The National St.George's Day Parade at Windsor Castle April 2009

"I write with grateful thanks to you and your team for a first class performance. Our members always remind me how important you are to our service."
Ann Amos, Organiser of the Chart Sutton Memorial Service to a 2nd World War Fighter Pilot.

"What a weekend. I would like to congratulate you all for the way you entered into the weekend. Your dedication, commitment, professionalism and music ability are second to none. For the older members of our band it brought back many happy memories of when we were a bugle band. You all showed this weekend why you are The Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association National Class Champions - my band and I would not dispute this fact. All weekend I have had many complimentary comments about you from members of the public, military and event organisers. Thank you - it would be a pleasure to work with you again."
John Wyndham MBE, Band Director of The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood. June 2008

 

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