August and the early part of September have been a fairly busy period for the band. We had concerts every weekend with the exception of the bank holiday weekend. On the 7th August we played at David Lawson’s wedding to Diana. David has been a core member of the band for many years and it was a pleasure for the band to play at his wedding. The following two weekends the band played at Southampton Docks for the sailing of the P&O cruise ship, Arcadia. The passengers were sent on their way to the strains of tunes like “Anchors Aweigh”, “A Life on the Ocean Wave” and “Sailing”. Finally, on the 5th September, the band went down to East Wittering to support the Cornwall Clay Miners Reunion weekend to play a concert that included a number of traditional Cornish songs.
The band now have three weeks off before our second trip of the year to Bournemouth to play at the bandstand in the Lower Gardens on Sunday 26th September. We will be playing two concerts there, one at 11:00am and the second at 15:00pm.