Well, it was a busy season for us as usual, but this year the band focussed on Christmas concerts rather than general carolling, and we all had a good time.  Our performances are listed below and were very well received.

3rd December – Victoria park – carolling – well we couldn’t miss this one, could we?  and with the local school singing their hearts out we were glad to add to the mix.  A great time.

10th December – our first formal concert of Christmas was at Christ Church in Davyhulme.  We were glad to return to this lovely church and had a warm welcome!

11th December – Parkers Garden Centre in Flixton.  A new venue for us and a generally uplifting carolling session.  We were joined by our junior conductor Evie who borrowed her two batons from Ian and proceeded to make the rep player flinch by vigorous flourishing of both batons.  But she’s only little, and she certainly added to the fun. We had a few little conductors that day, which we love, and the parents were enjoying it too.

15th December – well into the swing of things by now, and we were playing carols at the Good Bag Company around their Christmas tree outside the shop.  That’s always an enjoyable job, mulled wine and mince pies included.

17th December – All Saints Church, Stretford – another formal concert at one of our regular venues.  It was great to be back and we gave full value!  The band sounded great.

18th December – Christian Life Centre, Stretford – this was a Christmas service with hymns and a concert to follow.  The centre was full and the reception enthusiastic!

22nd December – Railway pub Stockport – our Christmas social with added carols.  ‘Nuf said.

29th December – back at the Good Bag Company for their Christmas do and playing outside around the tree again.  Our deputy conductor Tracey stood in and did a fine job, much appreciated by the locals.  And we finished up in the pub as all good bands do!