The band will be playing carols outside Sainsbury’s Didcot on Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December from 1000-1200. Do come along and join us, even if for only part of the time – the more the merrier.
The band will be playing carols outside Sainsbury’s Didcot on Friday 21 December from 1800-2000.
An intrepid group played this afternoon to a highly appreciative audience during the Hagbourne Church Christmas Tree Festival. The band has sponsored a Christmas Tree this year, alongside beautifully decorated trees from 15 other local groups, organisations and businesses.
As well as playing carols as an ensemble, Ellie Mansbridge played three duets (accompanied by Martin Holliss). Ellie has been learning the Eb tenor horn for just 6 months, and is well on the way to being an extremely good player.
The band will be playing carols (and, no doubt, other Christmassy music) at St Andrews Church, East Hagbourne on Sunday 16 December from 3 o/c to 4 o/c.
All around us will be Christmas trees that have been decorated by local organisations – a lovely fundraising idea. For the first time, the band has sponsored a tree – do look out for it!
We are delighted to announce that the Vale of White Horse Community Capital Grant Committee has decided to award the band the maximum possible grant of £3150, towards instruments for our Learner Band.
This is the largest single donation the band has received for many years, and will help ensure that we have suitable instruments for the growing number of learners joining and playing with Blewbury Brass Band.
Since we already have players for them, we are likely to buy two Junior EEb basses (smaller, lighter and less expensive than a fullsize tuba) and will consider the purchase of a euphonium and baritone since all such band-owned instruments are already being played.
The band will be playing carols outside Sainsbury’s Didcot on Friday 14 December from 1700-2100.
The band will be playing carols outside Tescos Didcot on Sunday 9 December from 1100-1300.
The band will be playing at the RAF Brize Norton Carol Service on Wednesday 5 December from 3 o/c.
The band will be playing at South Moreton Primary School at their Christmas Fayre.