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As always, December was a busy month for the band, which we attacked without a permanent drummer to hold us together. However, the show must go on, and we soldiered on through a busy period with the help from a dep drummer for the concert at St Botolph’s on 21st December.
There were two programmes of brass music for the Loughborough Baptist Church and for Greenfields. At the Baptist Church the group helped raise £400 for Barnardos and at Greenfields they helped to raise £1300 for Glebe House, a charity for which Greenfields had been fundraising throughout the year.
On Saturday 9th December the whole band played in the Carillon shopping precinct raising £221 for the band’s Christmas Charity of Cancer Research.
On 21st December the whole band presented a Concert of Christmas music at St Botolph’s Church. The programmed was shared with Serenade, the choir whose popularity was proven by their growing numbers.
The band’s contribution to the evening included Christmas music such as Christmas Festival and music from the film Polar Express. We also played carols which the audience was encouraged, by our compere Eddie Pearson, to join in with. He also mentioned that the Shepherd’s Pipe Carol was a play on words: did you get it?
The exit “silent” collection and refreshment donations added £821 to church funds.
Another year I’ll try to keep a running tally of how much we help raise for charities, both local and national, in the course of a year, just for interest. As it is, in December 2017, we raised, or helped to raise, £2742 for charity. For doing something we love. Not bad, eh?
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed