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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 2019

5th May - Moulton Chapel Flower Parade

6th May - Holbeach Flower Festival

17th May - 1406 Air Cadets meal

18th May - Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre

23rd June - Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding

30th June - Cowbit Garden Party

13th July - Weston Church

 

 

5th 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!

 

6th 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.

   

1406 Air Cadets meal

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.

   

Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre

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.

23rd June - Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding

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.

 

30th June - Cowbit Garden Party

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.

 

 

13th July - Weston Church

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.

 

 

   
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