On Monday 11 Dec we will celebrate another very good year at our final night. The programme is:
Band – three brackets: Scotland the Brave, Mhari’s Wedding and Green Hills
Alan, Bill, Jack & Matthew – Nurse Edith Cavell
The Lumb Family – Nurse Edith Cavell
Richard Loan & company – Strathspey & Reel
Penny & Julie
Ken & Roy (or Ken and Geoff)
Napier Schools PB – PM JK Cairns, My Land and Colin’s Cattle
Band Closing – Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, On The Road To Passchendaele
The Band’s Final Night was held at St Columba’s Church in Taradale on Monday 12th Dec. It has become a tradition for band members to present a selection of items that reflect the wide variety of music and people in the band.
On Saturday the band’s contest group participated in the Square Day competition at Palmerston North. While the result (7th) wasn’t what we were aiming for the band is on a learning curve with regard to competition and it was a good first performance for us. Congratulations to Heath who was third in the novice event and well done Morgan and Cameron for taking part in the solos. Thanks to Penny and Gray for playing at the Napier Ingleside on Saturday night.
Last night’s Final Night was another very enjoyable evening with many good items. I hope that you all enjoyed this winding up for the year. We presented certificates to the All Stars (the youngsters & learners) who have come a long way this year and we hope will make a bigger contribution to the band next year. We presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Betty, our very able and dedicated, Secretary/Treasurer for all her hard work in keeping the band’s affairs in order.
The Napier Caledonian Society Cups for Most Improved/Involved youngsters were presented to Morgan and Jonathon while the Band’s cups for playing member contributions were presented to Bruce and Michael.