Three parades for St Andrew’s Day – the annual church parade at Tamatea Community church on Sunday, entertaining the residents at the Taradale Masonic Village on Monday followed that evening by the St Andrews night concert at the Taradale RSA where we were the only entertainment which was a bit of a challenge for the team.
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.