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A busy June weekend

Whilst the sun was shining this weekend the band had a busy time performing at not one but two events!

On Saturday 24th our ten piece ensemble entertained visitors on Armed Forces Day in Worksop, an event hosted by the Royal British Legion, held at the Shireoaks Sports and Social Club. The group performed a 45 minute slot including some crowd favourites such as Under The Boardwalk and Amarillo! A big shout out to our Rep player Sarah (who is herself an honorary member of the Royal British legion, playing the last post in Worksop for over 30 years!) who stepped into the principal cornet seat for this job! Thanks also go to our 2nd cornet player Helena who played solo cornet, and to Janice our 1st horn player who joined the best section for the day (sorry, cornet player writing this!) to help out the cornet team! We were also pleased to welcome Jake, son of our percussionist Andy who teamed up with our 3rd Cornet player Roy to complete the cornet line up for the day! Not forgetting the rest of our fabulous 10 piece ensemble of course!

On Sunday 25th we were out again, this time the full band performing at the Berry Hill Classic Car Show in Mansfield. The band played two slots, playing a variety of pieces including Indiana Jones, Birdland and An American Triology, as well as a masterful performance of euphonium solo Brilliante, played by our principal euph player Charlotte!

A big thank you to our deps over the weekend who helps out to cover player holidays and our current vacancies - Simon, Karen, Trev, Jane, Luke, Simon, Mary, Colin, Clive and Tony.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US - the band currently have vacancies for both Eb and Bb basses, 2nd euphonium and sop!

The band rehearse on Monday nights (Monday & Thursday before contests) in Blidworth, just off junction 27 on the M1. If you are interested in any of these positions, or would just like to come through to a rehearsal please contact Karen (band secretary) on 07948 394272 or Sarah (band manager) on 07591 727602.

WHERE TO SEE US NEXT - the band will be performing at the Blidworth Miners Welfare Summer Gala on Sunday 23rd July at 12.30!


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