MUSIC BY THE SEA - INTRODUCTION
was formed in 2004, on the initiative of Terry Trevett
(Founder/Secretary of Weyhill Electronic Organ Society), with a view to staging annual one-day festivals primarily for the benefit of music-lovers in Hampshire and Dorset. Bournemouth was selected as the location for the inaugural event and the festivals were given the appropriate title ..........MUSIC BY THE SEA
Harvey Berry (General Secretary of Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society) and Lin Stanley (Secretary/Treasurer of Wessex Organ World Society) agreed to join Terry to form a management team and, with initial advice from Nicholas Martin, the inaugural festival was staged on Sunday 27 February 2005, at the Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth. Colin Ford (Chairman of Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society) joined the management team in 2006.
After four successful years at the Heathlands Hotel, the decision was taken to transfer the festivals to the Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth (pictured above), commencing in 2009.
Sadly, in August 2012, the MBS Festivals Team reluctantly decided to bring the annual festivals to a close. It had become increasingly difficult for most of the clubs involved to generate sufficient interest and it was evident that, with a few exceptions, the same people have been attending each year. When, for whatever reason, these people were no longer able to support the festivals it was not easy to attract newcomers. The decision was not taken lightly but the amount of effort expended by the management team had become disproportionate to the response received and it was felt that the festivals had probably run their natural course.
Message from the Team: We wish to thank everyone who has supported us in the past and very much hope that you have enjoyed the festivals.
Tel: 01264 323213
or Harvey Berry
Tel: 01202 590383
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