Phew, What A Scorcher!
On Sunday the Band played at the Bandstand in Ross. It was their first time there and what an excellent afternoon it was! The grey rain clouds of the last few weeks had disappeared and the sun was beating down as the Band played to a large and enthusiastic audience.
It was good to see some familiar faces, too, both supporting and playing in the Band. Welcome back to Carole after her maternity leave!
The rains were still evident as the fields either side of the road were flooded. People took advantage of this and cooled themselves off by paddling and even cycling through the water!
Pictures courtesy of The Dragonfly, news and views from Ross-on-Wye.
Yesterday saw the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association's 75th Anniversary Celebration concert. Highnam Court was the fabulous venue for the event that saw 20 of the Association's member bands perform short sets to an ever increasing audience. At 10am Cheltenham Silver started with an entertaining programme; Pillowell Silver, Forest of Dean Brass and then Flowers Band were next on stage, followed by Gloucester Brass and Bream Silver. They were followed by were Portishead Town Band, ably assisted by members of the City of Bristol Brass Band. Their programme was Let's Face the Music and Dance, the Witches of Westmerland, Autumn Leaves, the Lincolnshire Poacher and the famous march Ravenswood.