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Update number 3

Monday 1 February already.  We had an enjoyable evening with the youngsters practicing together at 6.30 and then the rest of the band from 7pm.  Being able to play out on the park on nice evenings is special.

  • Well done Robert and Angus who played at Turakina – Robert gained 2nd in the veterans event
  • We thanked all those who worked on tidying up the band rooms over the break – its looking good so we need to take care of this wonderful asset
  • We ran through some of the tunes for the Art Deco concert – the tunes will be the focus of practice for the next two weeks.  Harry has given everyone some flyers to hand out to family and friends and will have more available next week.

 

Update Number 2

First practice Jan 2016
First practice Jan 2016

It was good to get started again last night even if it was a bit hot.  Thanks Betty for organising supper.  We’ve been invited to Dave Nicholson’s on Saturday afternoon.  Two important dates for you to note on your calendar – Art Deco weekend (Sat and Sunday events this year) and our concert at the Sound Shell on Saturday 27 February – the opportunity to use the Sound Shell arose and so we will be playing at 12noon to entertain the public.  We’re hoping for a big audience as that’s the day of the Mission Concert.  Betty recently distributed the first Band Blurb of the year – Don W does a great job producing this but I know he’s always looking for articles to include so please share interesting items with him.

Update January 2016

Welcome back to the new year for the band.

Just confirming that due to EIT’s operational requirements we will be at the Band Rooms at Nelson Park for the next two weeks (Mon 1st and 8th Feb).

Two important dates for you to note on your calendar – Art Deco weekend (Sat and Sunday events this year) and our concert at the Sound Shell on Saturday 27 February – the opportunity to use the Sound Shell arose and so we will be playing at 12noon to entertain the public. We’re hoping for a big audience as that’s the day of the Mission Concert.

Don’t forget that you can get a list of upcoming parades and events on the calendar link on this website, meanwhile our first practice is on Monday 25 January at EIT.

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 #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