Monday, 01 September 2014 22:30

August Concerts

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It's been a busy August for the band, with 10 concerts being carried out as well as a number of players taking part in World War 1 Commemorations, including Arthur Christian's mammoth tour of the Isle of Man. Balley Cashtal Brass have also taken part in 3 concerts including a joint concert with the senior band at the Civic Centre in Castletown.

One of the highlights was a re-enactment of a World War 1 recruiting parade held at Cregneash Village in the south of the island. This was organised by Manx National Heritage and involved demonstrations of what life was like during the period, brought to life by the Labyrinth History in Action Players. The recruitment parade, led by the band, also involved the Isle of Man Cadets and 1st Arbory Scouts.


The band also played at Castletown Railway Station and were treated to a ride in one of the old railway trucks. There was also competition for our MD John Collings from the 'Station Master'.Station Master I don't think you've
got anything to worry about John!


We also had the annual Castletown Carnival and World Tin Bath Championships, and Lois and 'Dad'although we don't think anyone from the band took part it was rumoured that Lois's Dad was in the carnival.


We're now winding down a bit, however we still have 6 engagements in September before we can say the summer season has come to an end, including a bridge naming ceremony in Castletown (more details to follow), concert and parade for the RAF Association, our final Villa Marina Arcade concert of the year and a parade for Peel Civic Sunday.







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