Fri 16 Dec 2011
Looking back over 2011

The Festive Period is heading towards its climax, New Year is just around the corner and the band played its final full Christmas Concert of the year last night for our friends over at the Green Room in Wilmslow (although there is still a little Christmas gig for a small group to do in Tony’s pub next week!), so it seems right to reflect on the band’s past year, say a few “Thank You’s” and see if we can tell what the new year holds in store!

This year the band has had a total of 17 concerts (including a World Premiere performance of Jonathan Taylor’s The Anson), 3 contests, a recording for BBC Radio 3, a CD Recording,2 weddings (Kevin & Sarah, and Katie & Steven) and 2 births (Jessica Grace Dawson & Duncan Harper).... so it’s been quite eventful.

The band has also said sad goodbyes to a number of players throughout the year and we would like to say thank you to them all for the work that they have put in with the band during their time with us. They are:

Andy Lawton
Sarah Dawson
Pete Weaver
Helen Moore
Loic Losey
Karl Price
Dale Hitchen
Karen Hitchen
Andy Crossland

We, of course, must also mention the departure of Kevin Gibbs who was our MD for a number of years and say a special thanks to all the work he put in to get the band back up into the Championship Section.

We are very fortunate that even with so many departures from the band this year we are very nearly back to full strength and with the appointment of our new MD Colin Short we are looking forward to the New Year.

So what will the New Year bring for the band?

We are looking forward to a brand new set of uniforms due soon in the New Year (many thanks to the Vernon Building Society for the funding towards these and, of course, for their usual generous support  for  the band). We are hoping to enter a few different contests this coming year, and perform well enough at the Regional Championships to retain our Championship Section status, and we hope to put on more concerts for you, our wonderful audience... without you all coming to our concerts and supporting us the band really wouldn’t have a purpose.

So we would like to wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Hopefully we will see you all at a concert or contest soon!

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