After finding out that the Chester-le-Street car boot had been cancelled due to the weather, the band van made it's way to Ripon Racecourse to sell some bargains. Today's fundraiser raised an amazing £155 for the National Finals. A big thank you to Michael, Valerie and Helen who went down to sort everything out and work their magic with the selling skills and the band members and supporters for donating items to sell.
The band hosted its first fundraising night for the National Finals last night and what a great night it was. Lots of bets were placed and a staggering £305.80 was raised to go into the pot. A massive thank you to everyone who came a long to support the band and to Waterhouses Village Hall for letting us host our race night there.
We managed to dodge the rain while playing in Prince Bishops Shopping Centre this morning. A big thank you to all the general public who dug deep and put money into our buckets and a massive thanks must go to the The Picnic Basket for offering free cups of tea and coffee to the band. Also, a thank you goes to our deps Paul, Chris and Harriet who helped us out today. Your help is very much appreciated.
The band are delighted to announce that our second CD 'Take 2' is now released and available to buy. The CD is full of fabulous film music and includes solos from our Principal Cornet player Michael, Solo Horn player Lindsey and Flugel player Catherine.
CD's are £10 each and available at all concerts or if you can't wait you can grab your copy using our PayPal link below on the bands website which has an additional £2 charge to cover postage. To go to the CD page, press the button below.