Christmas got underway later than usual this year, but we were delighted to be able to play at the Christmas lights switch on at Grange Hall in Radcliffe upon Trent. We’ve played here frequently over the years and we are always greeted by a lovely, appreciative audience.
The last year or so has been short on live music, so it was particularly joyful (and triumphant) to play music at this Christmas-themed event. However, we did not expect to be playing in snow! It’s been a while since we’ve played in such cold, white conditions, but we managed to squeeze into the round gazebo in the grounds and ensure the show went on as planned.
Our poor conductor Tony couldn’t fit in the gazebo, so he had to stay outside and direct us from there, while enjoying the wintery conditions. He, regrettably, did not bring a hat.
We would like to thank Grange Hall for inviting us once again, and to our guest players that helped out. We all had a great time, and it was particularly fun to play with the signing choir – something we have never done previously.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Carlton Brass