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Holbeach Victoria Training Band
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14th September - Last Night of the Proms at Whaplode Drove
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!
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.
One of our cornet players is in the Air Cadets as is a member of the Training Band.
It was their annual dinner and we were invited to play bakground music during the meal. It was held in the Function Room of the South Holland Centre, Spalding. We had a reduced turnout but perhaps that was as well as they did not want us to be too loud!
It went very well and we have been invited back for next year.
A wet morning at the Jerry Green Dog Rescue at Algarkirk, for the opening of a new facility at the centre, the PawPrint Pavilion, a purpose built training/event facility. We started playing in the arena outside but the rain started and we had to relocate indoors, where we entertained the visitors.
It is always a pleasure to play in the series of Music in the Gardens concerts. This was no eexception and the rain held off despite a forecast of rain. We were the first brass band of the year (after the Ukelele Orchestra and the Folk Club (who were rained off)). We had a reasonable audience of around 120.
We made a return visit to the private house and garden in Cowbit where they held a garden party for the senior folk of Cowbit, organised by the Cowbit Village Social Events Committee. The senior people are transported to the house where they are treated to a concert by the band and a delicious selection of tea and cake. We also enjoyed the tea and cake duiring our half-time break.
We played at Weston Church (a couple of miles from Spalding) for an open day. we had the choice of playing in the Church or in a marquee on the lawn. We chose the marquee as the CHurch was full of stalls and exhibits. The event was quite late being booked and quite a few of the band were otherwise engaged, but we still had 19 and put on a good performance.
We were invited to play at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge for their Flower Festival. A good concert which was enjoyed by the audience. The audience was smaller than the organisers had hoped but there were other activities in the area.
Learn to Play week finished on 2nd August. This was not the most successful of weeks!
We had 8 new learners during the week - 4 of them only came once and the other 4 were all from the same family!
We went to Cowbit playing field for the village garden fete. We had a smaller band than usual but it was well balanced and we were well received.
On 14th September we played a Last Night of the Proms concert at the Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove Social Club. It was a fantastic evening with a large enthusiastic audience.
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