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.
Hannington Band were pleased once again to take part in the Remembrance Day event in Kingsclere. The band played the British Legion March as the procession made its way towards the War Memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church. Tony Wythe played the last post and then the band accompanied the Hymns during the service.
What a scorcher! Middle of September and the temperature was in the early twenties. The band enjoyed entertaining the audience on a lovely sunny afternoon in Newbury with a wide selection of pieces.
The band even managed to take a new band photograph, goodness knows how long we had been using the previous one! You may have spotted this as our profile picture on both this web site and the Facebook page. Sadly a few of our players were away for various reasons and so don’t appear in this new photograph. Perhaps we will try for another updated photograph at some point!
Thanks again to the people who came along to help out playing for the afternoon, it is always much appreciated!