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!
This week, Wednesday 5th September, see us starting rehearsals again following the summer break. Whilst its been great to have a few weeks break to enjoy the weather and holidays it will be great to get back to playing again.
In a couple of weeks we have our next concert which will be in Newbury on the bandstand in Victoria Park. The band will be playing from 3pm to 5pm with a short break in the middle for tea and ice creams!
Following that we will be playing for the Remembrance Day event in Kingsclere on the 11th November.
If you know anyone who fancies coming along for a blow with us please get in touch and we would be pleased to hear from you.