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Musical Director : Mel Hopkin

Email address: enquiries@holbeachtownband.org.uk

Back Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 7LN (click for map)

Celebrating 40 years of Banding 1971 to 2011

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ENGAGEMENTS 2018

6th May - Moulton Chapel Flower Parade

7th May - Holbeach Flower Festival

13th May - Cowbit Garden Party

3rd June - Donington Summer Fayre

10th June - Gosberton Summer Fair

30th June - Holbeach Food Festival

1st July - Holbeach Parish Fair

30th July to 3rd August - Learn to Play Week

 

6th May - Moulton Chapel Flower Parade

Our regular visit to the Moulton Chapel Flower Parade where we ride on the back of a covered trailer. It was a lovely sunny day. Half way through the parade turns round at a road junction - the smaller floats can turn round earlier but large floats have to drive out of the village. We were at the fron tof the parade, after smaller floats had turned round, and had to wait nearly 10 minutes for the rest of the parade to catch up!

7th May - Holbeach Flower Festival

We had our regular visit to the Holbeach Flower Festival. Another lovely sunny day so we played on the grass outside All Saints Church. We had a good audience with many passeres-by.

13th May - Cowbit Garden Party

We played a a garden party in Cowbit organised by Cowbit Village. We were sponsored to play by one of the villagers. The party was put on for the senior citizens who were given tea and cakes. We were given our own share during the half-time break.

   

3rd June - Donington Summer Fayre

A return visit to Jubilee Park Donington for the Summer Fayre. Another lovely sunny day. Well done to the organiers - it was a lot busier than last year. It is the end of the school half-term holiday and in the exam period, so we had a number of younger members away. Thanks to John Holland and Eric Traves from Swineshead Silver Band for helping us on front row cornet.

It is a tight fit on the bandstand. We had 23 there last year; we had 30 this year, although 2 percussionists had to stand outside!!

10th June - Gosberton Summer Fair

It was a pleasure to play at the Gosberton Summer fair. We have been invited before, but have had other commitments. We had some absences - 3 of our 5 front row cornets were absent, but we have some talented young players on the back row so we moved our Repiano cornet and one 2nd cornet to the front row and two 3rd cornets to Repiano. They did a good job.

30th June - Holbeach Food Festival

A welcome return to the Food Festival after a couple of years absence.  A really hot day so a pleasure to have a marquee to play under.  Once again we struggled with front row cornets - 4 of 5 were absent, but Tom did a magnificent job and we re-arranged the back row to give more support.

 

1st July - Holbeach Parish Fair

The Holbeach Parish Council organised this Parish Fair the day after the Food Festival and on the same site in Carters Park. A lovely hot day and quite busy at the Fair.  Fortunately we were under cover of the same marquee as the Food Fair.
We had a good turnout and a good response from the audience and passers by.

 

30th July to 3rd August - Learn to Play Week

For the 17th time, we have completed another Learn to Play Week. Over the course of the week we have had 15 new people of all ages try out instruments, together with 5 who have been to the Learn to Play Week before or are members of the Training Band.
The numbers dropped off over the week, as temperatures increased, making the bandroom a sauna! We think 3 of the new learners will join the Learner Group.
Many thanks to the band members who helped run the Week.

   
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