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Update 44

Over the past week we have paraded at New World Greenmeadows and CHB Christmas parade, both very good events. The Carols event in Waipawa was cancelled because of the weather but the contest team enjoyed a good practice and were joined by others for afternoon tea at Rod’s. We are grateful to Rod for opening his home up for us and putting on such a great spread.

Last night various group rehearsals and practices happened – the youngsters and others in preparation for next week’s final night and of course a final run through for the contest team. On Saturday night Gray and Penny will plat at the Napier Ingleside. On Monday please bring a plate for supper. No uniforms but you’re welcome to wear your D& S or other band related polo shirt.

Next year we’re planning to do a concert on the Sound Shell on Saturday 27 February at lunch time. It’s the weekend of the mission concert and a good opportunity to showcase the band.
Kerry

December Photos

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Saturday 19 Dec: The Hastings Scots Society Ingleside

Hastings Scots Society Ingleside Sat 19 Dec
Hastings Scots Society Ingleside Sat 19 Dec

Monday 14 Dec: The band’s final night for the year

Final Night Youngsters Dec2015
Final Night Youngsters Dec2015

Final Night Dec 2015
The Band’s Final Night for 2015

Saturday 12 Dec: The band at Square Day in Palmerston North

Square Day Dec 2015
Square Day Dec 2015

Square Day Dec 2015
Square Day competition Palmerston Nth Dec 2015

Square Day Dec 2015
Square Day competition Palmerston Nth Dec 2015

Sunday 6 Dec: The contest team practising at Rod’s place after the Waipawa Carols event was cancelled

Contest Practice Sun 6 Dec
Contest Practice Sun 6 Dec at Rod’s place, Waipawa

Saturday 5 Dec: CHB Christmas Parade, Waipukurau

CHB Christmas Parade
CHB Christmas Parade Sat 5 Dec

CHB Christmas Parade
CHB Christmas Parade Saturday 5 Dec

CHB Christmas Event
CHB Christmas Event at Russell Park Sat 5 Dec

Thursday 3 Dec: New World Greenmeadows

A big band indeed.
A big band indeed.

Playing around the tree at New World Greemeadows
Playing around the tree at New World Greemeadows

Lined up at New World Greemeadows
Lined up at New World Greemeadows

Update #43

Its the 1st of December and we are into the busiest time of year for our band.  Much activity over the past weekend – thank you everyone for your commitment to these parades.

Coming up this week:

Thurs 3 Dec: New World Greenmeadows 7pm, Christmas hats and tinsel to be worn

Sat 5 Dec: Waipukurau Christmas parade, meet at the Railway Station at 12.30pm.  We’ll be marching from Racecourse Road to Countdown and then going to Russell Park to play.  We recommend that you park towards the Countdown end of the parade route to make it easier when we finish the parade to get to your car to drive to the park.

Sun 6 Dec: Contest Group will meet at Rod’s place (7A Limbrick St Waipawa) at 3.15pm.  Everyone is invited to meet at Rod’s place at 4.30 for afternoon tea.  Then we’ll all meet for the CHB Carols at Nelly Jull Park at 5.30pm.

Monday 7 Dec (and the following week) band practice is back at EIT.

Cheers
Kerry

Napier Christmas Parade

Well done, Zoe Barnes of Napier City Business Inc, on splendid Christmas parade.  We’ve been disappointed that in recent years Napier hasn’t been able to get itself organised to stage one so it was a privilege to be involved in your first renewed event.

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It was well organised and we enjoyed it.  For us it was our first parade under our new name and we also included a number of our youngsters (the NPB All Stars) for whom it was their first parade.  We look forward to being involved in future parades.  One suggestion, contacting us as early as possible would be advisable as at this time of year there are many demands on our time and we would like to make the Napier parade a priority for the band.

Update #42+

Good evening

Our new name is now official having been approved by the Registrar of Incorporated Societies.  Tonight’s practice was really good and it was especially enjoyable being able to play out on the park and to play a variety of music.

Practice with the youngsters at Nelson Park
Practice with the youngsters at Nelson Park

On Saturday we will be leading the Napier Christmas Parade and then on Saturday night our concert at the Napier RSA starts at 6pm.

Sunday is the St Andrews Day church parade at Tamatea Community Church followed on Monday with some pipers playing at the Masonic Village, Taradale.  The last of the busyness is Monday night at the RSA for the St Andrews Day ceilidh.

Regards
Kerry

Update #42

This coming weekend (Sat 28 and Sun 29 Nov) is a busy one.  Starting on Saturday the contest group is meeting at the band rooms for a practice at 10.30 and then the band is meeting at 12.30 at the Sound Shell.  We will be leading the Napier Christmas Parade which will travel down to Clive Square after which at 1.30pm we’ll be playing at Clive Square.  Saturday night we are staging a concert at the Napier RSA starting at 6pm so we’ll meet at 5.15 at the RSA.  Those wanting to stay on for a meal afterwards need to let Ken know so he can book us in.

Sunday is the St Andrews Day church parade at Tamatea Community Church – meet in the car park over the road at 9.30.

Then on Monday the business continues.  We’ve been asked to provide some pipers to play at the Masonic Village, Taradale on Monday 30 Nov (St Andrews Day) at 11am and on Monday night we are at the RSA for the St Andrews Day ceilidh.  Meet at 7pm standard band uniform.  We’ll mix practice with the items we have to play.

Kerry