Longleat Centre Parcs, Remembrance Day

The island in the Centre Parcs plaza is one of the more unusual places for us to play, with ginormous goldfish circling us and various ferns as well as a large Christmas tree present! We played various tunes for the families passing through and our conductor performed the bugle call at 11am.

Band’s 25 anniversary, The Cause, Chippenham

In celebration of 25 years of Chippenham Town Band with most rehearsals at The Cause, Chippenham, a celebratory evening concert was arranged combined with the exceptional Lingmara World Music Choir. There were balloons and much cheer as we showcased our wide mix of music. It was a fantastic evening and unusual for us to be playing in the auditorium next to the hall where we rehearse!

Bandstand Concert, John Coles Park

It’s always a pleasure playing for a Summer afternoon in John Coles Park, even enjoying an ice-cream at the interval. There was a fantastic crowd in the park who listened appreciatively to our music; ranging from Robbie Williams swing medley to Pirates of the Caribbean as well as other theme tunes. As well as the more traditional marches as befit a brass and woodwind band.

Dauntsey Fete

An evening event for us for a change, at the Dauntsey Feast and Fete. Various stalls were setup and there was a brilliant turnout of locals. We played a great mix of music to entertain all ages.

Carols at Morrisons

We braved the chilly evening to play carols at the foyer of Morrisons for charity. Using our traditional Salvation Army carol books we played various carols and Christmas tunes from Away in a Manger to Jingle Bells, often taking requests.

Carols at Morrisons

We started our caroling season at Morrisons, playing to the shoppers entering and leaving the store. We played various tunes from traditional carols (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, While Shepherds Watches) to Jingle Bells and The Holly and the Ivy. Donations were collected for our charity.