June is a busy month for the band. June 2nd sees the band playing at the Tadley Treacle Fair, then June 23rd the band is playing at the Hannington Fair. Then on the 29th June the band will be at Brimpton Fete. Hopefully the weather will be good and we will see lots of people at each event!
What more could people want!
The band is looking forward to a year full of engagements and just getting warmed up. A few weeks ago the band had the pleasure of performing a joint concert with the Basing Singers, “Music from Stage and Screen”, this was a great success and we were pleased to see that the venue was completely full. You can find the Basing Singers web site at Basing Singers Web Site, or their Facebook page is Basing Singers Facebook Page.
The next outing for the band is at the Tadley Treacle Fair on the 2nd June, followed by the ever popular Hannington Fair on June 23rd.
Plenty more to come throughout the year!
Please check out the new engagements added to the bands calendar.
6th April – Joint Concert with Basing Singers
2nd June – Tadley Treacle Fair
23rd June – Hannington Fair
29th June Brimpton Fete
15th September – Newbury Park band Stand
Watch this space for more engagements as they become committed!
This years social event was playing Skittles at The Red Lion in Overton.
Always a hotly contested event the band was split into two teams and a best of three match followed! Not sure anyone actually remembers who won but perhaps that’s not important? Following the main event a knock out competition was run, which saw a few people hanging on for a surprising long time! Just dont ask how so many drinks came to be dropped……… (Shhh!)
Another regular fixture in the bands year! Accompanying the carol service at Hannington Church.
The band played along with a number of carols and also played two pieces in the middle of the service, When a child is born and Stop the Cavalry. At the end of the service the band also played Christmas Crackers.
….. then joined in the festivities by helping to consume the Mulled Wine and Mince Pies which had been kindly provided by the congregation.