Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Charity Christmas Concert
Tenbury Town Band are pleased to announce that the Christmas Concert raised an amazing £1095 for The Little Princess Trust. www.littleprincesses.org.uk This fantastic amount was from the concert evening at The Regal and also carol playing leading up to Christmas.
We are really proud to be able to donate to different charities each year, all of which could not benefit without the support of everyone who comes to the concerts. So a big thank you to you all for your continued support.
The Concert was once again a sell out with a waiting list for seats. The Apprentices performed their pieces very well with ever growing confidence and it won't be long before many of them join the full band. Once again, we were very fortunate to have Derek sing for us. Even after his move to Scotland with his family, he made the journey to be with us for this special evening. We must send our apologies to his dad because it meant Derek missed his surprise birthday party, but where else would he get a 40 piece band to play and 250 people to sing Happy Birthday via the internet!!
Our new Christmas tune was "Let the Bells Ring" which opened the 2nd Half of the concert. It is a catchy tune which left most of us singing or humming it all over Christmas especially as it was used on quite a few adverts over the festive season! It is always good to have new pieces to play as well as all the Christmas favourites.
There was of course our version of "The Nativity" which was slightly different to the better known version, however, it was a very important tale to tell in these testing times..........
Our thanks goes to everyone who has been involved with Tenbury Amateur Dramatic Society (TADS) over the years. After many successful years performing in the town, the society has now finished. We have been one of fortunate groups to receive a donation from their funds. At the concert Keith Griffiths presented a cheque for £2000 to Benjamin Parker. It is fantastic that the money will remain within the town and continue to entertain the people of Tenbury!