Banding Together 15 - 17th June, 2018

at the Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth.

The Sidholme Hotel has a "main house" and a separate annexe which is a walk of about 100 yards from the main house entrance.  There are steps up to the annexe.

The annexe rooms are comfortable but a little more basic than those in the main building.  The annexe has single and twin rooms with shared bathrooms and single en suite rooms.  There are no double en suite rooms in the annexe.  (Please note that the annexe rooms are not shown on the hotel website).

In the main house there are single and double rooms, all en suite.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer.

There is an indoor swimming pool.

2018 booking form   &   2018 Letter from Musical Director

Conductor : Colin Touchin

Colin Touchin, born in Liverpool, educated in Manchester and later at Keble College Oxford, is a conductor and composer, clarinettist and recorder-player, festival adjudicator and broadcaster. A Google search will present you with an impressive list of Colin's musical qualifications, his music, his initiatives and achievements but it is on account of a more personal connection that J25 was prompted to invite Colin Touchin to lead the 2018 Banding Together weekend.

J25 met Colin at its very first music festival entry in 2013.  Colin was adjudicating. Colin recollects : "I was mightily impressed by their unity, enthusiasm and range of colourful music and tone-colour ... they were worthy recipients of the Adjudicator's Cup even though this was their first-ever entry to a music festival.  Now of course, there is no stopping them ..." Indeed not.  The Band has entered each year since then, using the festival to raise its game.

J25 is the force behind Banding Together.  The standard reached by the event has risen each year in line with how J25's expertise has developed from that first festival experience.  J25 is delighted to announce Colin Touchin as guest conductor for Banding Together in 2018.

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