Monday, 11 November 2013 21:16

Last of the year's engagements!

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Just passed is traditionally one of the busiest weekends in our calendar and this year it also marked the last of our regular public engagements.


On Friday we headed to Morton Hall to take part in the annual poppy concert organised by the Castletown Branch of the British Legion.   After playing the March of the Royal British Legion for the entrance of the rather shortened standard (The ceiling is quite low at Morton Hall!)  the band played a selection of pieces including Punchinello, The Roses of Picardy, Kalinka and The Lost Chord.

We were also joined by Jill Collings and the children of Victoria Road School who brought the house down with a selection of songs and poems from the trenches.  In December we will be fortunate enough to work with Jill and her students for the first community christmas concert at the newly opened wing of Victoria Road School, but more on that later!

On Sunday we paraded, played hymns and provided musical accompaniement for not only the Armistice service at Castletown in the morning,  but also the Peel Armistice service in the afternoon! A long day out but one that supports a most worth wile cause.   The band played all played well on the day (despite a few hiccups with time keeping!) Special mention must be made of Lois Watterson who played her very first renditions of the Last Post and Reveille along with seasoned bugler, Brian Osbourn.


Now we look forward to our annual band dinner on the 23rd of November at the Douglas Masonic Hall (This is open to the public and if you would like to attend please contact the Band Secretary)


Then it's a busy month getting to grips with festive pieces for our very busy Christmas Schedule in December!!!  Details of which will be released very soon

I'll stop now before I manage to break the Internet


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