The Band has had a really enjoyable rehearsal this morning with Ian Robinson for the Durham Hymns project in which the Band are participating in next month, at Ushaw College.
The Band would also like to say a big thank you to Doug Cairns for his kind words in this weeks British Bandsmen. Doug helps the Band out on a regular basis playing Bb Bass and we think of him as a very respected and close friend of the Band.
The Band played at the Sunderland Armed Forces weekend opening concert tonight - A proms style concert with lots of flag waving. The Band would like to say a big thank you to Lee Morris for standing last minute to cover Valerie on 2nd Man. Valerie has had a stumble down the stairs and has broken her thumb and toe. The band wish her a quick recovery. Also, a big thank you goes to David and Sharon for also helping the Band out tonight. Your help is very much appreciated.
The Band played at South Shields Amphitheatre today. The weather stayed kind to us and we had a brilliant audience. We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated their loose change or bought raffle tickets as part of our National Finals fundraising project.