MD’s Special Birthday

There was a pleasant surprise for the band’s Musical Director John Powell at the rehearsal on 24th September. During the break, the band suddenly struck up ‘Happy Birthday’ and the Secretary, Val Mahoney appeared with an appropriate cake. Showing a picture of John addressing the crowds during a ‘Music by the Sea’ concert in Lyme Regis, the cake was duly shared out to band members. John did not disclose his significant age in public but there was a clue on the cake!

Two church services recently saw the end of the band’s summer season. The first marked the end of Colyton Carnival and due to inclement weather, had to be held inside the church, instead of on the green. Playing for Axminster Methodist Church’s harvest festival has also become a regular engagement and once again the band provided accompaniment for the much-loved harvest hymns. Following the service, band members enjoyed an excellent cooked lunch.

Practices have now begun for the band’s Christmas Concert on FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER at the Woodmead Halls. Keep this date free and watch out for ticket details!


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