The Band sees an eventful year come to an end. The highlight for most of the Band will be the Switzerland Trip which without a doubt was a great success. The downside of the year will probably be the cancelled Christmas Engagements due to the Bad Weather although it has to be said that the Band did not cancel any of these Engagements. Another highlight, strange that it may sound, was playing in the Beamish Museum Bandstand on a very cold December Evening, as the temperature got down to as far as -8°C but with the snow and the atmosphere it was a magical time. We finished the year as usual playing carols at the Red Lion Pub at North Bitchburn. During the year, we have had members have some problems with ill health, it is comforting to know that they are all on the mend now and the Band wish them all a speed full recovery.