Monday, 19 October 2015 22:23

Summer 2015

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As another busy summer season comes to end we thought we'd just look back at some of the memorable events the band has been involved in.



The season started off with a new event for the band, playing at the Castletown Railway Station Fayre. The station has a special place in the bands history, in the 1920's the band used to get the train from the station to Douglas to take part in the Manx Music Festival, and on a couple of occasions when we won one of the prizes the band would return to Castletown on the train, and then march from the station into Castletown Square. Sadly this practice died out with the decline in the use of the railway.



Another new event this year was a parade and church service in Ballasalla. The congregation paraded from Castletown, past the airport and into Ballasalla where the band picked the parade up (at the Whitestone pub) and led everyone to Rushen Abbey for a church service. It's hoped that this becomes an annual event.



Following on from last year when we played at Cregneash for a World War 1 commemoration event, Manx National Heritage held another Wartime at Cregneash event, including having the local Home Guard rounding up some prisoners (not the band!).



We also had a host of regular concerts at the Villa Marina Arcade, Castletown Civic Centre and Mooragh Park in Ramsey and played at events such as Laa Columb Killey, World Tin Bath Championships (including appearing on American TV!) and Tynwald Day, although this year due to the weather we played inside the Chapel.



Our final concert of the 'summer' season, before we move into Remembrance concerts and the Christmas season, is on 30th October at the Civic Centre in Castletown and will be a Last Night of the Proms concert with guest soloist Paul Costain. We'd be delighted to see you there joining with us in the fun and helping us to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.








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