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Romford Recorder - Recruitment

The Romford Recorder ran an online story of our recruitment drive for 2017. The link to the article is here.

The female-only marching band has performed before audiences across Europe.

Romford Recorder - Elm Park 80th Anniversary

Images of the band playing at the Elm Park 80th Anniversary event on Saturday 18th July can be seen here.

The Haverettes All Girls Marching Band performing at Elm Park's 80th birthday celebrations. Picture: Isabel Infantes

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Romford Recorder - Nicola & Sheila's 30 years

2014 marked 30 years since Bandmaster Nicola Matthews first joined the band, and Sheila Matthews first started helping the band out, brushing down uniforms, whitening plimsolls and always being on-hand with an emergency safety pin. The band celebrated this achievement by holding a Prom Night for the pair, and honoured Nicola Matthews by renaming the Dedication to Duty trophy, awarded annually, after her. The Romford Recorder interviewed both Nicola and Sheila and the story can be seen below.


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Havering Council - Hornchurch Christmas Event

The Haverettes performed in various locations throughout Hornchurch Town Centre in the lead up to Christmas 2014, a story on the event can be found here.

Havering Council's Deputy Mayor, Councillor Barbara Matthews with Hornchurch Haverettes

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Collier Row Carnival

Following the success of the Collier Row Carnival and Fun Day on the 3rd August, the band were on the Havering Council webite on 12/8/2014. You can view the article here.

The Haverettes Marching Band on parade

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Ian Fisher Memorial Service and Parade

The band were honoured to be invited to take part in a procession through Elm Park, on 22nd June 2014, in honour of Warrant Officer class 2 Ian Fisher, who lost his life serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Ian Fisher served with the Mercian Regiment, and the band were privledged to be given a score of their march, which the band surprised everyone by performing beautifully at the occasion. A write-up of the day can be seen in the Romford Recorder here.

The Haverettes in the parade

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BBC News - 20 years of women priests


The Haverettes proudly took part in the march through central London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ordination of female priests. The event was covered by news companies from across the country and saw the band feature on many evening news programmes. A report of the day can be found here. Images from the event can be found in the photo gallery of this website.

Romford Recorder - Club News

The band were featured in the Romford Recorder's Club News on 9/1/2014. You can view the article here.

The Haverettes at an Elm Park family fun day

Romford Recorder - Disney Invitation

The news of the band receiving an invitation to perfom at Disneyland Paris in 2013 was reported in a number of news outlets. An online version of the article below can be seen here, and this also made it to the BBC Local News Live Updates.


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Romford Recorder - Remembrance Day

The Haverettes continued a long tradition of taking part in the Elm Park Royal British Legion Remembrance parade from the Legion building to St Nicholas Church and back. It was reported in the Romford Recorder here on 10/11/2013.

The Haverettes all-girls marching band

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Romford Recorder - Remembrance Day 2013

The band has taken part in the Remembrance Day parade in Elm Park for many years, leading the procession from the Elm Park Legion, over to St. Nicholas Church, and back again. Photos from the 2013 occasion can be seen on the Romford Recorder website here.
The parade
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