Photos from recent parades (Final Night at EIT, Tremains street parade in Taradale and the Hastings Ingleside) have been posted in the band’s website and also on facebook. We just managed to beat the rain on Wednesday night – thanks for the big turnout at both events
The final activity for 2015 is New Year’s Eve: by now you should have let Harry know if you are coming (this includes pipers and drummers). We will meet at 6.15pm at HBRC, Dalton St, to tune up before we depart for our usual celebrations. If you want to blow the Christmas pudding out of your pipes or get the chocolate off the drum sticks prior to this, come down to the band rooms on Monday 28th at 10.30 to make some music.
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.