Hille 2019

Only 13 sleeps until our friends from Musikzug Viktoria Hille come to stay!!!

Here's the programme of events for the weekend:

Friday 21st – Arrival of guests at Town car park, Gillingham. Around 5pm. Guests paired up with hosts and return to homes for food and rest.
7pm onwards – Welcome party at Bandroom with drinks and finger foods.

Saturday 22nd – 10am – 1pm Rehearsal of both bands at Gillingham School hall.
Afternoon – time with hosts
7pm – Joint concert including Summer prize draw and raffle
Late evening – return to bandroom for further liquid refreshment for those who wish to!

Sunday 23rd – Morning – time with hosts
3pm – Joint concert at the White Lion Inn, Bourton
7pm – Barbeque at Silton Village Hall (short walk from the White Lion Inn).
Tractor and trailer rides around the farms and village.
Skittles, rounders and similar entertainment.

Monday 24th – Coach trip to Bath, Somerset. Leaving the Olive Bowl car park at 10am prompt.
6:30pm ‘til late – Leaving party and meal at the Olive Bowl venue

Tuesday 25th – Guests leave from Gillingham Town Car Park

Please come along and support the bands for what promises to be another great weekend!!!

100 Club Winners

We would like to congratulate this years 100 club winners


4 - Greg Vann

31 - Richard Mullins



11- Roger Cox

55 - Mrs Pearl James



55 - Mrs Pearl James

69 - William Bracher



18 - Mrs Jo Lock

46 - David Pearce



26 - Mrs Neale

84 - Mr & Mrs Murphy



to be drawn at the GISB and Hille Joint Concert

Torquay Contest

As the big contesting event draws closer you may have heard some noises coming from the band room over the last couple of weekends as the band has been putting in the extra effort to put the polish into Holst's first suite in Eb.

We'll be heading off bright and early on the Saturday morning to Torquay to compete in the Contest where we aim to come back with some silverware! If any of our supporters want to come along, we have still some places available on the coach. We will be leaving at 8:30am from the Band Room, and estimate leaving Torquay around 5:00pm. If you are interested in joining us and lending your support you are very welcome, let us know your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wish us Luck.

Donation from the Commercial Transport in Preservation

We are grateful to receive a donation from the Commercial Transport in Preservation's Gillingham Gathering 2019 of £601.00.

Donations to the Band are vital in order to keep us playing music and every one goes towards the running of the Band, repairing, renovating or buying new instruments and music.

Hille Visit

Now that we are well in to the new year, we are starting to look towards our visit from Hille Band in the summer. We will be holding joint concerts at Gillingham School on the 22nd June, and at the White Horse on the 23rd June.

We are still looking for Hosts for our German friends, if anyone is interested in hosting contact Tom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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