River Dart Cruise and Steam Train Day Out

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

band-trip-october-2011

Early  October, usually the start of Autumn , with cooler weather and grey skies, when band members , families and friends enjoyed a day out incorporating a River Dart boat cruise and steam train ride.

 

A hot sunny morning  heralded an early departure from Ottery St. Mary. Hardly a cloud in the sky as the hired minibus arrived at Paignton for the first leg of the Round Robin trip aboard an open top bus  to Totnes.

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2nd September 2011

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

The  busy summer season is almost over now , and the band is set to prepare for autumn and christmas engagements.The season was our first under the baton of Andrew Harris, who has continued with the successes attained with our previous MD Chris Taylor ,who unfortunately had to stand down due to health reasons.

The 2011 season was , unfortunately often effected by poor weather conditions, but despite this our enthusiastic audiences regularly turned out to give us support.  Sidmouths Connaught Gardens hosted concerts on Thursday evenings  throughout the summer, when the band provided entertainment for locals as well as holidaymakers. The band  also played at various fetes and concerts  in and around the east Devon area.

25th August 2011

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

We bid a sad farewell to 1st Cornet player Sarah Clayton who is away to university . Sarah joined the training band as an 8 year old progressing to the senior band , moving from the back row in 2009. She will be greatly missed, and we hope she can find the time to “guest” with us whenever she is down this way !