The club was very pleased that Anne Reed was invited to become our new Chairman in May 2014, following the loss her of her husband Tony.Tony had been Chairman for 13 years and had worked tirelessly (with Anne as Entertainment Secretary) with a hard working committee to build the club that it is.Anne is determined to take the club forward and the continued rise in membership is a reflection of her work and determination.
We were very pleased to announce that Chris Stanbury had accepted our invitation to become Club President from June 2011. Chris’s great talent and experience has been an inspiration to all our players and his offers of help in other ways has been greatly appreciated.
ASCOT ORGAN and KEYBOARD CLUB is a friendly club that meets monthly. It holds a mixture of professional and amateur nights. The club tries to give younger artistes just starting on the circuit a chance as well as the "OLD" favourites. As you will see from our concert diary there is a good selection of top artistes covering many styles of music. Refreshments are included in the entrance fee so why not come along and hear some of the best professional organists play - or just listen to some of the local talent you didn't know existed!
Quite a few of our members have their own organs or keyboards. All try to help each other where possible, and encourage each other to play at our amateur evenings, when players can bring along their own instruments (organs by prior arrangement with the Chairman) or play the club organ, a Technics GA1. A light hearted competition is held annually and awards are presented to the most improved and the most entertaining players. The club is always glad to welcome amateur players to show off their talents. Their family, friends and all those wishing to have an evening of live music in friendly surroundings are also welcome at all meetings. This includes members of other clubs who are visiting the area In July the club holds a Summer Social with a fish & chip supper and a very relaxed atmosphere. This gives members who have not played before the chance to "have-a-go" with less pressure. The club has held many charity concerts over the years with entertainment provided by our amateur “Ascot All Stars”. This raises much needed funds for good causes and also promotes the club.
Cancer Research £1000.26 Farm Aid £380.70 Daisey’s dream £600 Air Ambulance £542.10 Help For Heroes £1250 MS Society £1455 Miracles To Believe in £227.56 A GRAND TOTAL OF: £5,455.62
In December the club has its legendary Christmas Party, where we enjoy ourselves to the music of a professional player, dine from an extensive buffet provided by professional caterers, dance and enjoy the company.
The club is very well run by a dedicated and hard working committee. It has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and welcoming clubs in the country.
The club usually meets on the third Friday of every month for a 7:45pm start.
Concert Artist Night. Members £5 Visitors £6
Club Night Members £3 Visitors £4
Christmas Party Other rates apply. Contact club.
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|June 8th||Ian Griffin|
|July 20th||Summer Social|
|August 17th||Cancelled (more details)|
Concert moved to September
|September 21st||Chris Powell|
|October 19th||David Harrild|
|November 16th||Amateur Night|
|December 8th||Pete Shaw (more details)|
Xmas Dinner Dance
|January 18th||Rod Pooley|
|February 15th||Amateur Night|
|March 15th||Andrew Varley|
|April 19th||Amateur Night|
|May 18th||AGM (more details)|
|June 14th||Chiho Sunamoto|
|October 18th||Michael Wooldridge|