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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT STOLEN (Crime # C14C 48705)

Last weekend (21st/22nd November) a number of items were stolen from Patrick Peiro's van in Upper Parkstone, Poole:

 

  • Patrick's Trumpet & Flugelhorn
  • Pro bag full of drum stands, pedals etc. 
  • 10 microphone stands
  • Shure Radio Mic & Receiver kit
Total replacement value of £3000 approx., but worth only a few quid as scrap metal...

As a non-profit organisation this theft has a very damaging effect on our ability to continue doing what we do - provide opportunities for local musicians of all ages to get together to play & perform big band jazz music to the community, mostly in support of charities such as Help for Heroes, Alzheimer's Trust, Lews-Manning, Macmillans, Julia's House, Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians and many more,  as well as performing for local schools, churches and community groups.

All the equipment is of course vital, but losing the 1972 Olds Ambassador Trumpet which was bought for Patrick when he was 12 years old, and has been with him performing across the globe without loss or theft for the last 42 years, is particularly painful.

We hope that the more people who know about this theft, the more chance there may be that these items may be returned (or "turn up" somewhere)...

PLEASE DO PASS ON THIS INFORMATION, and if you hear or see anything which may help us retrieve any of it, please call the police quoting the crime number above, or call Patrick on 07730 517908.

 

 




SUBB News / Forthcoming Events

Sunday 3rd December SUBB in the Great Hall at Highcliffe Castle

"Christmas Jazz & Swing Concert" 

See http://www.highcliffecastle.co.uk/events for details & to book tickets or call 01425 278807

 

SUBB wow Rotary Club charity fundraiser at AFC Bournemouth's Goldsands Stadium

Swing Unlimited Big Band put on a great show for Bournemouth North Rotary Club's annual charity fundraiser in aid of Cherry Trees Nursery last Saturday night at the Goldsands Stadium. Performing their renown "unlimited" repertoire - ranging from Glenn Miller classics such as In The Mood and Tuxedo Junction, to Rat Pack songs and pop tunes by Toploader, The Mavericks, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble - the 200+ guests danced, laughed and cheered their way through SUBB's two sets - and raised hundreds of pounds along the way! Here's what they said:

"your show tonight was, without doubt, the very best evening's entertainment we have ever enjoyed. The music was simply wonderful, fantastic! Your guys were so very good. It was a wonderful experience for all of us who came to enjoy it. Congratulations, you have made a lot of friends and we will, without doubt, be booking you again. It was fabulous. Thank you all so much." 

Swing Unlimited All Stars Big Band -"Tribute to Count Basie" posted 11th March 2014

The All Stars have performed to sell-out audiences at The Regent Centre, Christchurch for the past two years, receiving great critical acclaim...

In 2014, our "Tribute to Count Basie" show performed to another sell-out audience at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke on Saturday 26th April; and again (sold-out!) at the Regent Centre, Christchurch on Sunday 4th May.

 

For more information about these gigs, or if you wish to book the band for a performance, please contact Peter Williams on 07734 483419, or email him at coolcatsmusic@hotmail.com

If you missed both shows, here's a treat - Strike Up The Band live at the Haymarket Basingstoke!



SUJC posted 9th May 2014

SWING UNLIMITED JAZZ CLUB

The RIVIERA HOTEL, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, B'mth, BH4 8JF

The SUJC continues to go from strength to strength. Over the past four years we have welcomed some of the best local, national & international jazz musicians and we have a huge line up still to come. Check out the 'Jazz Club' page for full listings!

This Wednesday 26th November

 

Next Wednesday 3rd December

 

For information call 07771 267445 or 07730 517908