October 2015 – Local Band plays for 2 Dukes
A local brass band from a village based near Stonehenge in Wiltshire was given the opportunity of a lifetime to perform for Royalty on Friday 23 October. Shrewton Silver Band frequently play around Wiltshire for the Regimental Association of the Rifles and The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment based in Salisbury, so when they decided to commemorate marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Loos and 70th Anniversary of the ending of the Second World War at Windsor Castle in the presence of their Patrons, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Gloucester, they turned to the band to lead the commemoration.
Following a short parade through Windsor, with the salute being taken by the Mayor and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, there was a service of Commemoration in St George’s Chapel in the presence of the two Dukes. Very much a military occasion, it was an amazing experience for a civilian band to undertake this high-profile job. It also gave a recently retired army drum major the chance to put the band through their paces and sharpen up the band’s deportment and parade work! The Duke of Edinburgh expressed his appreciation of the band, making this the proudest of moments for the band and an experience that all the players will cherish for many years and one in which we were privileged to take part.
The pictures show the band marching up from Victoria Barracks to Windsor Castle leading the parade and assembled on the steps of St George’s Chapel.
My name is Tim Badgery and I am a local Music Tutor.
Tim JW Badgery BA (Hons)
Tim has been teaching in Shrewton/Orcheston and the local area since graduating in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Music, achieving a high 2:1. He works in both school and private settings (including Appleford School), teaching children (5+) and adults. He is happy to enter pupils for either ABRSM or TCL exams, but understands that not all pupils wish to go down this route. His experience includes teaching people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, such as dyslexia, ADHD, or autism, and he is happy to accommodate his pupil’s individual needs.
Violin is Tim’s principal study, which saw him achieve success throughout his degree – his knowledge of the instrument was crucial in his development of other skills, such as composition. Tim teaches Violin up to Grade 6 standard and likes his students to explore repertoire from a variety of periods and genres, and encourages participation in ensembles. Tim frequently plays for services in St. Mary’s Church, Orcheston.
Being his second instrument, Tim teaches Piano up to Grade 4 standard. As well as the enjoyment of playing the instrument itself; he has found that through learning the Piano, his pupils have been able to have a more confident grasp of the theoretical aspects of Music.
Tim offers lessons in Theory to support pupil’s with their wider musical learning, and also to work towards specific exams (including Grade 5 Theory, GCSE or A-Level).
Tim also offers tuition in: Composition & Song-writing, Aural, and Curriculum Music. He is also skilled in arranging music and ensemble direction. Aside from his music-based work, Tim does support work with children and adults who have special education needs and/or disabilities.
Tim is subscribed to the DBS Update Service and holds PLI. He has completed numerous courses in safeguarding and child protection; most recently, EduCare’s “Child Protection in Education (Music)” which is accredited by The Musician’s Union. In addition to ensuring these are kept up-to-date, Tim is keen to take part in continuing professional development activities through his status as an Associate Provider with the county’s Music Education Hub, Wiltshire Music Connect.
I live in Orcheston and teach in the local area, including at Appleford School as well as having a number of private pupils within Shrewton.