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.
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.
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.
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.
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.