Another cold and windy day at Clevedon Bandstand for our second outing of 2016.
However the band, although not best dressed for the weather, were not dispirited and enjoyed playing a wide range of music styles including marches, arrangements of pop and show songs along with hymns, classical and jazz pieces.
There were solos for trombone (The Old Rugged Cross), flugelhorn (Angels), cornets (I Knew him so well and The Shepherds Song ) and the horn section (Hey Jude and Whiter Shade of Pale).
There was an appreciative audience who also braved the weather, apparently some children even danced to the Lincolnshire Poacher, and the collecion raised over £75 which we will share with Weston Hospicecare and Children's Hospice SW. Here's hoping that the weather will be "perfect" on our next visit to the bandstand on 17 July.
A bright Saturday saw the band take their place on the tarmac off the main runway of Bristol Airport as part of the staff fun day. There was considerable competition for attention of the audience, with vintage aircraft, demonstartions from airport fire engines, police dogs not to mention the noise from helicopters and private jets. We enjoyed ourselves though and hopefully the audience did too.
Christmas carolling raised over £700 for charity
During the build up to Christmas the band entertained the shoppers at Morrissons in Worle with festive carols. Our collection bucket was weighed down with change and we have donated over £700 to charity. This year we have split this money giving £365.62 to each of Weston Hospicecare and Childrens Hospice South West. Since 2011 Congresbury Brass have collected over £4,000 for charity.