In addition to the Christmas Concerts, the band performed in several locations in order to collect funds. Without these carolling gigs, we would not be able to afford music, instruments and, more importantly, we wouldn’t have Melvin as our conductor.
This year we want to thank the following locations for graciously allowing us to play our Christmas carols and collect:
We also played at the Buttercross on Winchester High Street.
We’d also like to thank our annual engagements with Bitterne Conservative Club and Alton Masonic Centre, and a first-time carolling service with South Wonston WI.
Finally, thank you to the hard work and dedication of members of the band, a handful of which can boast having played at almost every session – of which there were a grand total of 19. Some had over 30 hours of carolling under their belt!
Thank you to everyone that donated during this period, and we look forward to carolling again next year.