Looking Forward to 2016
With Spring just around the corner, the band is already planning some exciting concerts and events for the coming year - see our Events page, but first we are rehearsing our socks off for two contests, the first at Oxford at the end of February, and the West Of England Regional Contest in Torquay in March, playing ‘Essay’ by Edward Gregson, where we will be up against the top bands in our area.
The challenges for the band are not only musical ones- the cost of entering these contests, transport, insurance, repair and replacement of instruments, etc. means that we constantly need to raise funds, just to keep the band going. We are very grateful for the generous support received over the Christmas period at our concerts and carol-playing; we hope you enjoyed listening and singing along! We would warmly welcome any form of sponsorship to go alongside our current sponsorship by Elliotts Builders Merchant and would like to thank them for their continued support, without which we could not continue. The band is proud of its long tradition and position in the local community, and we hope with your support to develop and build on this in the future. If you feel able to sponsor one of our concerts or events, or even sponsor an individual player, please do get in touch.