Its begining to look a lot like Christmas. Fantastic turn out by the people of Woodhouse to support a local Christmas Market, an event we are proud to be part of, as we watch it grow year on year. long may that continue. We played well and finished our second spot with a couple of carols. Thank you to Lily for the photos.
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It was great to see so many young people taking part in this parade. It gets bigger every year and long may that continue. Without doubt the warmest one I can remember.
Thank you to all the Band today for attending and supporting this great occasion. With special thanks to Dalton our new and very capable Drum Major, and Jake the Bass drummer for a steady and very loud beat.
Deeds of some inspire deeds of others. We joined the people of Farnsfield to lead thier Parade from the Plough Public House to the St. Michaels and All Angels Church to a commemerion service for World War One. We were made very welcome by the people of Farnsfield and we really enjoyed playing for you. Thank you to the landlord of the Plough for allowing us to take over your car park and having Mansfield mild !
Thank you to Richard, Ian, Alex for shortening your holidays to parade with us and to Sam for travelling up from London. All made a good day great.
Today at Glapwell Carnival accompanied by Matthew Wolfenden who plays David Metcalfe on Emmerdale
Hot and humid at the Glapwell carnival. Sunshine all the way. It was quite a long parade in the weather but the Band were up to it. Thanks to Phil in the beer pavilion, no not just for the beer but the tap full of water we needed when we got to the field. The event was well supported by stall holders and people attending. lots to do. We played a sillection of traditional and slightly more modern tunes.
Thank you to the band members for attending and helping put on such a good show
The rain stayed off. We had 11 pipers and 4 drummers, we gave a good account of ourselves, well organised event and the crowds attended. All in all a good day out. Thank you to Lily for the photos on facebook.
Another great day for Jake on the bass, now know officially as "Tiger".
Well done to Courtney who for the first time nearly managed walking in time and playing, great work mate.
And finally thank you to all from the Band who made it such a great day
For the fourth year we have played at the Blists Hill Victorian Town over the May Bank Holiday. Saturday was I can only describe as very wet, It rained all day.
There is a picture of us playing in the coconut shy just to keep us dry but despite the weather our spirits were high. We were allowed again to play in the foundry which has great acoustics.
The Sunday was very similar but there were breaks in the rain and again we gave eight performances throughout the day.
Yet the Monday was glorious sunshine for most of it and the museum had substantially more visitors.
The commitment of Band members never ceases to amaze me. Weather caravan, guest house, traveling every day or traveling on one day that they are available. The playing this year was superb on all three days. Thank you to all of you.
One thing that makes the weekend also are the staff at Blists Hill who are so friendly and helpful it is like meeting old friends again.
A big thanks to all who came along as guests, band members, family and friends to support the 48th annual dinner. The Oakham suite did us proud with their outstanding quality of food and service. The bar staff were amazing as usual. Thanks to DJ trev for filling the dance floor, to Jack for selling all the tombola tickets and to every band member that did their part to make the evening go so well.
Special mention - we now have a permanent bass drummer Jacob who joined us recently and played so well on his first public performance. Also a good rendition of amazin grace for Courtney.
Thank you Shirley for remembering your ipad. we got a picture to post. This is the photo of our mini Band at a small exclusive event at Worksop Masonic Hall. From left to right is Gordon Dale, Stu Gullen, Shirley Dale, Alex Smith and Bob Orridge.
We piped the guests into the dinning hall. piped the haggis around the room before Alex spoke to it, toasted it and stabbed it. Then we played a mixture of modern and traditional tunes.
We were much appreciated and it was very enjoyable