Back to back jobs to start February
Having had a month to recover from Christmas the band were back in action again on the first weekend in February. Friday night saw the band perform for the Master Mariner’s dinner held in the City Terminal located in Southampton dockyard. The band have accompanied the Master Mariner’s dinner for the past several years but this was the first time that the location had moved from the Southampton Guildhall. The band played a selection of items during the evening, many with a nautical theme including “A Life on the Ocean Wave”, “On the Quarterdeck” and a “Fantasia on British Sea Songs”. The band were also able to participate with the “Shantymen” accompanying the audience with some traditional sea shanties.
On the Saturday, the band were able to play for the 90th birthday of Olive Taylor. Olive has been a long standing supporter of the band over a good many years. It was with our pleasure that we were able to perform at her party held in the Salvation Army hall in Sholing.