Today saw the start of a busy weekend for the Band with 2 jobs in Durham Market Place for the Christmas Festival this morning and Birtley Masonics this evening for their Ladies Night. A Massive Thank You goes to all the general public who put a donation into our collecting buckets this morning at the Christmas Festival.
It was also a very enjoyable private job tonight at Birtley Masonics. The audience were on top form tonight as usual. Our Conductor , Peter Elcoat and President, Michael Evans officially presented Ray Lee with his unique 30 years service award certificate. The Band would like to thank Hannah Lacey for doing a fantastic job making the certificate and for putting Pure Imagination on the bottom, a personal favourite of Ray's. A big thank you also goes to Wayne for stepping in last minute to help us out tonight. It is very much appreciated.
The Band would also like to give a warm welcome to our newest signing Nicola Mckeague on 1st Baritone. Today was her first official jobs with the band at the Durham Christmas Festival and Birtley Masonics. We would also like to welcome Jodie Bland to the Horn Section. She is currently at Durham University studying Music.
Tomorrow sees the Band performing at Pittington Primary School, 10am till 12pm, and Bearpark Community Centre, 4pm till 5pm.