"“ … they were come unto the land of Beulah, where … the trumpets continually sound so melodiously."

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

End of Summer

We played a successful concert last night in St Mary's Church in Towyn, which brought our busy summer to a close.  We have done the usual round of garden fetes and summer fairs, in glorious sunshine this year, for a change!  We had a couple of new events for the Dayband (plus help from a few other members), one for the 50th Anniversary of the North Wales Wildlife Trust, a most prestigious occasion, held at Bodrhyddan Hall, and the other at St Asaph Country Fayre, held at Llannerch Hall.  This was a much bigger event than we imagined, and proved most enjoyable.  We now have a few weeks to gather our wits before embarking on the Christmas music - How quickly it seems to come round!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Eve Appeal Concert

On April 27th we had an excellent concert where we shared the stage with Rydal School Jazz Band.  The school very kindly let us use the venue and were also good enough to provide refreshments. All this meant that all the ticket money went to the charity.  The concert was arranged by Louise - the Eve appeal is her employers' chosen charity and so she asked if the band would help to raise funds.  With assistance from her mother Jean, who teaches at Rydal, and various other friends the event was a huge success, and raised over £800.  Well done Lou!!!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.  We had quite a hectic schedule leading up to Christmas, though the Christmas Eve carols at Conwy were cancelled at the last minute due to the impending rain - we didn't fancy a repeat of last year.

However we were justifiably proud to be able to give a cheque for £1471.58 to the Mayor of St Asaph's Fund for the flood victims - not a bad return for 7 hours playing!!  I think someone worked out it was approximately £16 per hour per person playing. Well done anyway.

Having had a nice break to recharge the batteries, we will be back in the bandroom on Wednesday 9th January for the AGM and to see what 2013 has in store for us.