Our Silver Band started off a few years ago and is going from strength to strength. It began with a few parents and grandparents, some of whom had musical knowledge and some who didn’t but wanted to learn and have a go.
Now it is over 30 strong. They meet on a Monday evening to rehearse, have a brew and socialise a bit and their playing has come on in leaps and bounds.
Their first ‘public’ appearance was some 2 years ago at an ‘in house’ presentation of awards evening, but in November they provided the entertainment at a Sunday lunchtime event that the Scout section of the Group had arranged. This took the form of a 3 course ‘wartime inspired’ lunch for an invited group of local pensioners. An excellent meal presented in an efficient and courteous manner by the Scouts was greatly appreciated by all the guests. This was followed by eight pieces from the Silver Band to round it all off.
We’re told that a similar event featuring ‘Afternoon Tea’ will be held in the spring. Can’t wait.
Congratulations all round.