Kent International Jamboree

A lovely day at The Kent County Showground, Detling for the Kent International Jamboree with about 6,000 very lively Scouts and tents as far as the eye can see.

As part of a pretty special parade around the Detling Showground as the finale to the Kent International Jamboree, we led the 'Interamerica' subcamp into the main arena, alongside all the other camps, for the closing ceremony at sunset.

Fun Times!

Encontro Street Band Festival, Glasgow

Encontro is Portuguese for meeting, and that's what some of us did over a rather damp weekend in Glasgow. Playing in Scotland’s first street band festival, we took part in a packed programme of street gigs, artistic collaborations and showcase performances, celebrating carnival music in all its exciting and extravagant forms. The programme featured street drumming, carnival brass, New Orleans marching band, Afro-Brazilian percussion and more, including a massed samba band!

International Samba Festival, Coburg (Germany)

We look forward to this truly international samba festival every year. We get to meet and hear bands from lots of places, each with their own style and interpretation of samba.

The whole town of Coburg is given over to the sound of samba from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and crowds pack the streets. The bands play in a variety of venues from large stages to street corners, literally everywhere!

Most of our band members, once they have experienced Coburg, return year after year. The great music, party atmosphere and wonderful camaraderie is highly addictive!

For more details of the festival go to http://www.samba-festival.de/

Northfleet Carnival

Award one week, free ice creams the next - must make you wonder why we do this? Of course we play regardless just because we love to bring smiles to faces and even a dance step or two! 

The residents and visitors to Northfleet enjoyed our playing and we were able to make their carnival that little more memorable :-)

Tonbridge Carnival

It was a baking hot day but we brought the infectious sounds of samba to the streets of Tonbridge for their annual carnival. We even won an award for Best Adult Float :-)

Thanks go to many photographers who captured our contribution. Credits are given against the relevant image.

Caterham Carnival

We enjoyed returning to the Caterham Carnival on a blue sky, sunny day. The Carnival is part of the Caterham Festival, an annual programme of well over 140 events for residents and visitors to enjoy.  It was originally envisaged as a week, or possibly a two week event but now runs for over 4 weeks.  It was the 9th Caterham Festival so we hope we'll be back to help celebrate the 10th!.

Speldhurst Pram Race

The Speldhurst Pram Race is Tunbridge Wells' most wacky races which are held annually. The bonkers races invites men, women and children to take to the streets of Speldhurst with decorated prams which usually attracts huge crowds to the streets.

The event is organised by both the Speldhurst Primary School and members of the Speldhurst village community. The proceeds being split equally between the school and Speldhurst village.