This was our first ever tour of the band which was supported by Charles Irving Charitable Trust. We all wore our T-Shirts with pride throughout our visit. A visit to Aquafun was a great opportunity for the children as well as adults to relax and calm our nerves before our first engagment Ostend. We had a fantastic turn out for our first performance and an engaging programme ensure there was something for everyone.
The following day we performed at Nieuwpoort and our concerns of a small audience mid morning on a Sunday were completly unfounded with several hundred enjoying the show. The afternoon provided an opportuniy for some local visits in Bruges as well as a boat trip and meal out for the group.
An emotional lay ahead as we headed to Tyne Cot Cemetery on Monday morning. Whilst the band perfomed In Flanders Field, two members of the band laid a wreath. A performance after lunch in Ypres was throughly enjoyed by those in the local restaurants. This was followed by a visit to the local museum which gave us all an incite into the shocking events of WW1. The evening concluded at the Menin Gate where the band listened to the Last Post ceremony.
Cheltenham Silver Band have regular public concerts throughout the year. From bandstands to street fairs, Remembrance day marches to carol services - see where we are playing next by clicking HERE to see our events page on Facebook!
12th November 2017
10th December 2017
Remembrance Sunday, Cheltenham Promenade
Christmas Concert, Dursley Tabernacle