The band’s own Christmas concert

Our annual Christmas Concert at the Woodmead Halls this afternoon went really well. The hall was packed and we were very pleased to welcome the Mayor, Councillor Michaela Ellis accompanied by Councillor Cheryl Reynolds, our President, Councillor Owen Lovell and his wife, residents from Shire House and Tree Tops Care Home, and friends, family and supporters of the band.

Our guest artists proved to be very popular. Local writer and poet, David Ruffle, resplendent in his first ever Christmas jumper, read two poems he had penned especially for the occasion and the audience was also entertained by The Four Tuner Tellers, a Barber Shop Quartet from the parish of All Saints, near Axminster. The catch was that in fact they were a trio instead of a quartet due to illness. However, their voices blended together beautifully and they finished their performance by cajoling the audience into joining in a lively rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas complete with actions. The audience also took part in some carol singing.

Our training band played several short pieces and are gaining in confidence each time they perform. Following their performance Jonathan, who played trombone, was presented with the Chairman’s Award as the most improved young player.

There was another award winner – our conductor, David Tozer. David did a fantastic job leading the band this afternoon, as well as compering the concert, and he was presented with the Gordon Broom Award.

All in all it was a very enjoyable afternoon and we are very grateful to everyone who attended and supported the band.The photo above was taken by Josie and Klara Smith, daughters of our solo cornet, Kathy Smith.

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