Trophies were awarded to Training Band members during our concert at Jubilee hall last Sunday. prizes went to: Ellie Brown Sidney Booth Shield Most Improved Player Katherine Laing John Wilding Trophy Most Improved Adult Player Ellie Brown Paul Marchant Players' Players
A festive afternoon was had at Bratton's Jubilee Hall when the Main band and Training band joined to play carols and festive music. Dave Harle played a beautiful solo Rocking, while the training band's cornet soloist gave a fantastic performance in Candlelight Carol. The bands joined together at the end to play Prokofiev's Troika.
For the 7th year, BSB made the rare trip across the deserted plains to the village of Imber, where the Church Conservation Trust opens its doors to a congregation once a year for a carol concert. This year we were joined by the Westbury & District singers, and we played a number of festive tunes and hymns, including two arrangements by band members: Jon Scott's O Holy Night and Naomi Styles's arrangement of Taverner's evocative carol, The Lamb.
The band teamed up for a fantastic concert with the choir of Westbury Leigh Primary School. The band played a selection of seasonal favourites, and the choirs entertained us with great songs including Let it Snow and the Cowboy Carol. To finish, we joined together (unexpectedly...) for I wish it could be Christmas Every Day as well as Jingle Bells and we Wish you a Merry Christmas. It was a great evening for all!
Members of Bratton's Main Band and Training band have been out and about today in Trowbridge and Westbury spreading Christmas cheer among the shoppers. Here's the contingent in Tesco's. If you see us, stop and say hello, and request your favourite carol!