November

Festive Sounds at Christmas Lights Switch On!
Our Training Bandís second Christmas performance was playing carols outside the Town Hall at the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Tewkesbury on Sunday 30th November 2008. The Band played a selection of carols and Christmas tunes to entertain the crowds as they gathered throughout the afternoon to see Father Christmas switch the lights on. Many people commented on how well the Band was playing and how it really got them in the Christmas mood!

Christmas Cheer at Alderman Knight School
Our Training Band opened their Christmas performances by once again playing at the Alderman Knight School Christmas Cheer evening on Thursday 27th November 2008. People packed the school to look at all the wonderful craft stalls and have a go on the various tombolas and raffles. The Training Band added an extra festive feel by playing many carols and Christmas tunes to help encourage the Christmas spirit!

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas!!
Christmas carol playing has started early this year, a week after we were marching down Tewkesbury High Street to mark Remembrance Day we could be found outside the Community Centre in Bishop's Cleeve entertaining the crowd that had gathered to watch Dame Doitall from the Tewkesbury Roses Theatre pantomime and Father Christmas turn on the village's Christmas lights. The weather obliged by being cold and wintery! We played a selection of carols and popular Christmas songs to warm the crowd whilst they were sampling the delights of the Christmas fair.

Remembrance Sunday - 9 November
The Band turned out in force once again to lead the Parade through Tewkesbury to the Abbey for the Remembrance Day service. Following the Abbey service, the Band then led the parade back up to the cross where the war memorial is for the Last Post and silence to remember the fallen ones followed by Reveille, the laying of wreaths and the hymn Our God our help in ages past. The Band then headed the parade back towards the Abbey to the crescent to allow the whole parade to re-align before the march past the Town Hall back to where we started at the Roses Theatre.

November

Sunday 9th Remembrance Day Parade, Tewkesbury [Meet 9am; March Off 9:30am]
Saturday 15th Bishop's Cleeve Christmas Lights Ceremony [4-6pm]
Thursday 27th Alderman Knight School Christmas Fayre - Training Band [6-8pm]
Sunday 30th Tewkesbury Christmas Lights Ceremony - Training Band [afternoon]

October

Mop Fair
The Band and many of its Training Band members led the evening procession of the Mayor and other dignitaries for the opening of the annual Mop Fair in Tewkesbury on Thursday 9th October. The Band led the parade from Gander Lane to the fair at The Cross playing the march 'New Recruit' before enjoying an evening at the fair!

October

Thursday 9th Tewkesbury Mop Fair Parade, Tewkesbury High Street [6pm]

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