Ian’s Update December 2018

These days, by the time one arrives at the beginning of December the focus on Christmas celebrations has been in full swing for several weeks. It would have been no great surprise if Father Christmas had turned up at a Halloween Party to the sound of sleigh bells! A proposal to ban any mention of Christmas prior to Remembrance Sunday would surely command overwhelming support….

November 11th this year of course marked the Centenary of the Armistice ending the Great War. The Band were privileged to perform on a number of occasions an imaginative and poignant programme of music both celebratory and commemorative, interwoven with recordings of WW2 wartime Churchillian speeches, and reminders that 2018 also marked the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. Our participation in the Remembrance Day service was the culmination of a very special period of national and local recognition of our history and shared experience.

If April was the cruellest month for the poet, December is certainly the busiest for the Band as we embark on a series of concerts – 12 at the last count – up to and including Christmas Eve.  Tickets are selling fast for our popular Village Hall concerts on 14th/15thbook now to avoid disappointment.

It won’t all stop there. In January 2019 the Band will be recording a new CD under the auspices of an experienced professional recording company which will be available (at a remarkably favourable price!) at our Spring Concert.  An ideal present for Easter!

Our Christmas Concert tickets are now on sale:

Taverham Band Christmas Show!!

Taverham Village Hall

Fri/Sat 14th/15th December – Doors Open 7pm

Tickets £8   Child £4

Fun and festive music for all the family!

Candlelit Carol Concert

St Edmunds Church – Taverham

Tuesday 18th December – Doors open 7pm

Tickets £6  Child £3

All your favourite carols and Christmas music in the lovely candlelit church.

Tickets available from: Online click here, 01603 868680, Drayton Post Office, The Kitchenary (Taverham Nursery), Abbotts Estate Agents – Victoria Road Taverham and Pymm & Co Estate Agents – Thorpe Marriott.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Check out our engagements calendar for up and coming shows.

Ian Colman MBE  – Taverham Band

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