Summer Update

In This News Letter

  • Crafts and Music 2016

  • Dawkes Woodwind Discount Reminder 

  • Grade 1 Challenge

  • Anvil Concert

  • 100 Club Winners

Crafts and Music

The 2016 Crafts and Music Event will be held at Queen Mary’s College,  Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke on Sunday 10th July 2016 between 11am and 5 pm. In the evening there will also be a concert with the opportunity to picnic with the performers during the interval.

We will be asking for help with this event, so please put the date in your diaries now and let any crafters you know who may be in interested in having a stall.

Please ask your conductors for a poster if you can display it at work or community space. 


Discounts for WoodWind and Brass at Dawkes 3-6%

Quote Code 631291

A reminder: We have negotiated to provide members a discount. Once registered you will get the discount every-time by phone, online or in person atDAWKES of Maidenhead. They will register the code to your name and address for future purchases.

Grade 1 Challenge

We are going to run a Grade 1 Sponsored Challenge, in association with Trinity College London. Open to Parents and members, We would like you to sign up to learn an instrument (or a new instrument) and in February 2017,  you will take a full Trinity College, Grade 1 examination at Queen Mary’s College. Trinity are waiving 50% of the examination fee, and as usual, you will get a full report of the examination, and a Trinity College certificate.

Register your interest here

Anvil Concert

I think you will all agree the performances at the Anvil Concert were superb this year.

We received this tweet of congratulations from the Mayor who attended. ( Open Image to View)


We have once again recorded this concert and will be producing a £10 CD set, which is available to purchase by pre-order from your conductor.   Programmes sales were down this year as we sold only 208. Both these products are produced as mementos and priced to cover costs.

We had the largest number of volunteers helping us out this year and are very grateful for their support. It really does make the process easier with more people. This was the first time we have really had sufficient helpers.

100 Club Winners ( open image to view )

We awarded over £7,000 of prizes to members in the first three years. You can join using the information found here.