Your generous donations together with the income from other December activities helped the band to raise almost £3,000 towards our running costs. The Committee would like to give you their thanks and wish you all a great year in 2019.
Now that Christmas is over and the band and conductor are resting following a strenuous December. Our minds are beginning to focus on the next key event in the calendar - the Regional Championships. Events take place right across England, Wales and Scotland in one the most hotly contested competitions of the UK brass band scene.
When we return to our twice weekly practice sessions Tuesday 15 Janaury at the Croft Field Centre. Band practice takes place from 7.45 to 9.45 on Tuesday and Thursday each week. The focus until the Regionals in April will be achieving perfection with this year's piece - Gustav Holst's First Suite in Eb.
Many hundreds of band take part in the five levels of the competition from Fourth Section right through to Championship level.
Visitors are always welcome at our rehearsals and as we finalise our preparations for the competition other listeners will be invited to attend.
Wish us luck!