Phoenix play Bluewater

This is the last week for rehearsal before we play Bluewater on the 27th November. Please attend if you can! We will be playing in the Lower Guildhall outside Ted Baker. A map is available on the Member’s Area page.  Arrival time is at 6.00pm (in DVYM shirts) so that we can set up ready to play at 6.30pm.  This is a great opportunity to perform to a wider audience, to show how great you are and maybe even collect some new musicians along the way – enjoy!

Enterprise and Minims Perform at Otford Primary School Fair

Otford MinimsOn Saturday 5th July Enterprise and Minims band joined forces with pupils from OTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL to perform at the school’s summer fete. The occasion was a great opportunity for the DVYM bands and Otford school pupils to come together and share the pleasures of making music, performing and entertaining …and may hopefully generate a few new recruits for DVYM. Congratulations to Otford pupils for doing such a great job! You can see images of the bands playing on the website of the SEVENOAKS CHRONICLE.

Phoenix and Improv Perform at ARPS School Fete

ARPS PhoenixOn Saturday 21st June Phoenix Jazz Band and Improv Band performed at the ANTHONY ROPER SCHOOL fete. Despite a number of player absences, the bands played a wide-ranging selection of pieces that were well-received and even encouraged some spontaneous dancing!

JAMES DRAKE has kindly created a DVYM YouTube account on which to post recordings of DVYM performances. Click HERE to see videos of our performances at the fete -and our mystery dancer!

Easter Concert -Sunday 6th April 2014

DVYM will be holding its EASTER CONCERT at ANTHONY ROPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, Eynsford on Sunday 6th April 2014 from 3.00pm – 5.00pm. The concert will feature a wide variety of pieces from Percy Grainger’s “Country Gardens” to “James Bond Returns“, from Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” to a medley of the music from “The Lion King” (Elton John). For more information, please CONTACT US. We look forward to seeing you there!

DVYM Quiz Night -Sat 1st March 2014

Please come along and support the next DVYM quiz night, which will be held from 6.30pm-10pm on Saturday 1st March 2014 in the village hall at Eynsford.

You don’t need to be a “know-it-all” to take part; there’ll be something in it for everyone with questions covering a wide variety of topics testing all areas of knowledge from the simple to the tricky with a lot of “I really ought to know that” teasers thrown in for good measure. The quiz will be suitable for adults and children aged 12+. You can CLICK HERE to see a sample round of questions from a previous quiz.

The more contestants, the better the competition and the more lively the atmosphere. Just bring along a plentiful supply of wine, nibbles ….and a healthy dose of good-spirited competitive enthusiasm! For further information or to reserve your place, please speak to Sandra or Russell or CONTACT US. Entry is £5 per adult, £3 per child (18yrs or under); maximum persons per team is six.  We look forward to seeing you!

8th Dec -Christmas Concert -3pm-5pm at St Martin’s Church

DVYM will be holding its annual CHRISTMAS CONCERT at ST MARTINS CHURCH, Eynsford on Sunday 8th December from 3pm-5.00pm. This year, we are delighted to announce that Phoenix Jazz Band as well as the newly reformed Minims will be performing in addition to Enterprise Band & Concert Band. The wide ranging repertoire of Christmas festive favourites and popular “hand-clappers” will provide an afternoon of festive delight and jollification.

A warm and hearty welcome awaits all who attend to enjoy the music …and the traditional seasonal refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.

29th Nov -Phoenix Jazz at Sevenoaks Christmas Lights Illumination

On 29th November, Phoenix Jazz Band will be once again be providing music at the Sevenoaks Christmas Lights Illumination in Sevenoaks High Street playing an extensive programme of jazz, easy listening and popular music including among many others: Strike Up The Band (Gershwin) – Vehicle (Ford) – Theme From Shaft (Hayes) – Back to Black (Winehouse) – Beggin (Franki Valli) – Skyfall (Adele) – St Louis Blues (Handy) – New York New York (Sinatra) – Forget You (Cee Lo Green) – Summertime (Gerschwin) – The A Train (Strayhorn) – The Girl from Ipanema (Sinatra) – Don’t Make Me Over (Bacharach) – Stone Cold Sober (Paloma Faith).