This weekend has seen the band have had a busy weekend to finish November and start December. On Saturday (30th November), the band braved the cold morning and entertained the wonderful shoppers who were visiting Durham Christmas Festival. A big thank you to Durham Markets for having us and to everyone who helped put a little something in our buckets
On Sunday morning (1st December), the band performed for Pittington Primary School's Christmas Fayre.
Today saw the band perform at a soggy Dalton Park with rain coming and going throughout the day. A big thank you goes to everybody who put something into our collecting buckets to help support the band.
Today has seen the band start the 2019 Christmas Season, performing in the town's bandstand in a damp Beamish Museum. If you would like to hear the band over the Christmas Period then please check the band's calendar on the website. Click here to go to the calendar to see where the band performs over the Christmas period.
Tonight saw the band hold its Annual General Meeting. At the end of the meeting, there were many awards presented to the band members. These awards were:
Congratulations goes to all of the award winners
It was an honour to lead part of the parade alongside the Royal Signals (Northern) Band today at Sunderland. The band have supported this parade for over 10 years now and it is always a privilege to be a part of one of the largest parades outside of London. A big thank you goes to Steady for joining us today.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Tonight saw the Esh Winning Banner Group organise a concert which showcased the band and all of the achievements and silverware which the band has achieved and won this year. A big thank you goes to the Esh Winning Banner Group and Councillor Jean Chaplow for their continued support throughout the year. Another thank you goes to Michael Fairless for helping us out tonight on Horn.