1st Claygate Scout & Guide
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The 1st Claygate Scout & Guide Band is an activity of the 1st Claygate Scout Group and Claygate Girl Guides and is open to all members of either group from Cubs or Brownies upwards who are actively involved and regularly attend section meetings. The band welcomes new members from total beginners through to accomplished players and has 3 sections to accommodate members of all abilities.


The band has a selection of instruments that can be loaned out to band members.

  Meeting Times  
All sections of the band meet weekly (school terms times) on a Friday evening at the 1st Claygate Scout Centre.
Training Band: 7-8pm
Junior Band: 7-8pm
Senior Band: 8-9.15pm
Please note times may vary and any changes will be advised in advance.
Other one-off practices are sometimes arranged, usually at weekends, during the course of the year and again these are advised in advance.

The band performs about 15 times per year and have a number of regular events in and around Claygate along with other one off events.
Regular events include:

Spring Concert (Every 2 years it forms part of the Claygate Music Festival)
St Georges Day Parade
Band Inspection
1st Claygate Scout Group Fun Day
Claygate Village Flower Show
Band Awards Evening
Claygate Remembrance Parade
Claygate Village Christmas Lights
Claygate Scouts & Guides Carol Concert
Claygate Village Carols on the Green
1st Claygate Scout Group Carol Singing

One off events have included:
St Georges Day Parade - Dorking
Disneyland Paris Parade Kingston Borough Tattoo (2010, 2014)
Esher Christmas Lights
Claygate Street Party
1st Claygate Scout Group Shows (2004, 2007, 2010)

Band uniform consists of the following:

Scout Shirt or Guide Blouse*
Scout Smart Trousers or Navy Trousers*
Belt Buckle with Hook*
White Belt with 2 White Loops*
Khaki Scarf with White Edging
Pair of White Gloves*
Band Waterproof Jacket*
Black Socks
Black Shoes
Blue Suit Bag*
* These items are issued on loan and are for band related events only.

When band members wear full uniform it is expected to be clean and smart. This should include trousers and shirts/blouses having been pressed with creases down trousers and sleeves, clean white belts and gloves and buckles polished. Shoes should be polished and should include around the edge of the soles and back of the heels.

Please note that band scarves and woggles will be issued as and when required and will be expected to be returned at the end of each event. This means that the scarves will be folded to the same pattern and therefore help with the overall presentation/image of the band as a whole.

Band uniform is issued by Gill Gostling. If you have any queries regarding the uniform please contact Gill by using the 'contact us' button at the top of this page . If at any stage the next size of any item is required please let Gill know sooner rather than later, in case the item is not in stock and has to be ordered.

Band uniform is issued in a blue suit bag with the members name on it. Please keep all of the uniform together in this bag. When members leave the band they will be required to return the bag along with the complete uniform.

Band subscriptions are levied three times a year on 1st January (winter term), 1st April (summer term) and 1st September (autumn term). They cover the provision of uniform, refreshments and other band expenses.
The current subscription is 20 per term Payments can be made using ParentPay: ParentPay
  Music Badges  
The music badge is a staged activity badge and there are 5 stages (1-5). This means that band members can gain whichever badge is appropriate to the level they have reached.
Please click on the link to see the requirements of each stage: Music Badges
Please note - Band members should always wear only the highest of the staged badges that they have gained on their normal section uniform and NOT on their band uniform.
Local Scout & Guide Bands  
3rd Molesey (Matravers) Scout & Guide Band


1st Hook Scout & Guide Band


Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band


Local Events - (where you can see the band play)  
Claygate Flower Show


Claygate Music Festival


Kingston Borough Bands Tattoo


The Marching Band Activity UK


(Page last updated 11/04/2015)