First win of the year


band photo with colonel 1s

Never before in the Band’s 42 years has the whole Band, including learners as young as nine, been entered into an arena competition. This prestigious event for Kent youth bands was hosted and judged by musicians from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment in Canterbury, and gave an ideal opportunity for the Band to showcase its newly formed competition display to the public for the first time.

The competent performance from all members was a clear winner as they took 1st place in every category – music, overall effect, percussion, visual effect, drum major - with one exception of 2nd place for turnout. This success enabled them to take 1st place in the competition and left them proudly holding the winner’s cup. Congratulations to everyone who took part!

Band celebrates another great year

At its recent Review of 2011 the Band and their guests celebrated joint and individual, national and local achievements, with awards presented by Scouting dignatries and The Mayor of Tonbridge, Cllr Brian Luker.

Review of the Year Awards


Turnout & Attendance Runner Up Luke Elliott
Winner Samuel Johnston
Progress Award Best Senior Georgie Hayes
Best Junior Jessica Hunt
5 Year Service Certificates Georgie Hayes
Matthew Taylor
Solo Bugle Competition Senior Runner Up Harry Kitchen
Senior Winner Charlotte Hissey
Junior Runner Up Matthew Harrison
Junior Winner Amelia Stalker
Solo Bass Bugle Competition Winner

Gemma Kingswood

Solo Side Drum Competition Runner Up Nathanael Higgs
Winner Luke Elliott
Solo Fife Competition Senior Runner Up Charlotte Hissey
Senior Winner David Hardman
Junior Runner Up Amelia Stalker
Junior Winner Matthew Harrison
Solo Bell Competition Senior Runner Up Katie Allen
Senior Winner Sherry Kingswood
Junior Runner Up Danny Scott
Junior Winners Tara Walker & Chloe Martin
Band Leaders of the Year Louise Stalker & John Racher
Dantville Shield for the
best personal performance
Sherry Kingswood
17th Oscar for the most
entertaining contribution

Danny Scott
Welsh Cup For Achievement The Bass Bugle Section
Band Member of the Year Sherry Kingswood
Davison Award for Service Samuel Johnston
Eight New Side Drums

The band has secured funding from Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council as part of their Community Enhancement Funding scheme and will be purchasing 8 new Premier 1049S side drums and cases.  These are full size side drums but built to a lighter design than the old ones previously played by the band and currently in storage.  We hope that all of our current side drummers will be able to transfer to the new drums early next year freeing up the smaller drums they currently play for new recruits in due course.

STOMP visits Tonbridge

STOMP group

Top prizes at the National Solo Competitions

21 members of the Band travelled to Leicester to compete in the Traditional Youth Marching Band Association solo competitions. Excellent individual performances with bugle, drum, xylophone and woodwind were given in front of the panel of judges from Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and left the competitors returning home with eleven top two places out of a possible fifteen.
Special mention goes to Sherry Kingswood who won the senior class xylophone competition and will now represent the Band at the national Musician of the Year contest in January.

Police Encounter

Hard work and commitment from leaders and members alike ensured the Band produced a well-polished performance, presenting gifted musicianship, showcasing different instruments and sharing the stage with the talented Kent Police Band.

Meeting a Superstar

Supporting Tonbridge Half Marathon, here are the band with Dame Kelly Holmes.

Half marathon


Bring a Friend Morning Success

Eighteen friends came along to our bring a friend morning and spent a couple of hours finding out what the band gets up to.  They all had the chance to try out our instruments and then had a crash course in marching.  Finally everyone joined with the remaining members and we had a band of 50 marching together.

Freedom Parade, Tonbridge

It didn't rain on our Parade!

Residents of Tonbridge turned out in force to welcome the 2nd Battalion of The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment and members of the Regimental Association for their Freedom Parade in Tonbridge on Sunday 19 June. Following the salute, taken by Lieutenant Colonel Powell, the Regiment marched to Tonbridge Castle for a civic reception on the lawn.

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