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Our Patrons

The Trustees of The Hanover Band Foundation are deeply indebted to the following Patrons for their loyal support of the Band’s activities:


Trevor and Jane Fenwick
Patrick and Maggie Burgess
William Knight
John Rank
Jonathan and Annabel Delmar
The Neiman Family
A gift in memory of my sister, Caroline Brown


John and Audrey Barkshire
Lord Black of Brentwood
Hilary Birch
Mike and Alison Blakely
John Booth
Emilie Bruell
Judith Buckland
Pauline Carder
David and Jayne Cooper
Elaine Dockray
Trevor Fenwick
Daniel and Di Hodson
William and Teresa Knight
Bruce Latham
Noel and Sarah Osborne
Christine Penfold
John Rank
Tony Wakeford
Laurie Watt
Meta Wells-Thorpe


Ross Anderson and Vivienne Monk
John Beckett
Anthony and Susan Bird
Noel and Danielle Faulkner
Anna Fleming
Dr and Mrs John Godfrey
Prof Gavin Henderson
The Lyon Family Charitable Trust
Susan Mitchell
Powell Trust
Philip Robinson
Anthony and Kit van Tulleken


Heather Coulson
Malcolm and Gill Farquharson
Anna Fleming
David and Suzanne Gillard
Alan Green
Tom and Barbara Hempenstall
Mark Monkhouse
Howard and Anne Morgan
Andy and Linda Mott
Jerome and Elizabeth O’Hea
Derek and Marian Stevenson
Sue Taylor
Graham and Clare Toole-Mackson
Mary Winner


David Chalk
Chris Davidson
John and Maria Emly
Helen Esmonde
Erica Filby
Sue Marsh
Mr & Mrs Moon
John and Nell Paton
Bill and Linda Philip
Mr and Mrs N Steinitz

and all those who wish to remain anonymous

The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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