Tonight was a very special night for the band. We performed our first joint concert with the wonderful children from West Rainton Primary School. The band and school have made many links together over the years to support each other and it was lovely to join forces with them to provide an amazing evening of music in St Mary's Church, West Rainton.
A big thank you goes to Alan Beaumont for conducting tonight but also for spending many hours arranging three special pieces for the choir to sing with the band and a big thank you goes to David Young for jumping ship from bass to keyboard to accompany the joint pieces.
A special mention goes to our dep, Will Harrison, who joined us tonight on solo cornet. We really appreciate your help.
Thank you also goes to St Mary's Church for hosting us all. It has got to be one of the warmest churches we have played in.
The biggest thanks however, has to go to Alison McDonough - headteacher at West Rainton Primary School, and all the children from the school for all their hard work and preparation for tonight.
We look forward to working with the school again in the future and we are so very proud to have shared the stage with such a talented bunch of children.