Friday, August 23, 2013
Trip to Edinburgh
Tenbury Town Band has spent an enjoyable week visiting Scotland as part of their 30th Anniversary Celebrations.
Thirty of the Band travelled to Edinburgh to experience the Festival atmosphere, enjoy an evening at the Tattoo and play a concert at the National Museum of Flight.
Two, one hour concerts, had been arranged for the enjoyment of all the visitors to the museum. The Band set up to perform the concert underneath Concorde, which was just amazing.
“As we walked into the hanger there was definitely a ‘wow’ moment. It really did take your breath away” said band Chairman Lorraine Gray.
In between concerts there was time for the Band to look around the museum and experience all that was on offer. You were able to walk through Concorde and have photographs taken, even in uniform if you wanted! There was also a Vulcan Bomber on display, which is an amazing sight, and many different hangers full of civil and military aircraft. Some very rare aircraft were undergoing restoration, and others were beyond repair. Overall a fantastic opportunity enjoyed by all, young and not so young.
The rest of the week was spent visiting the wonderful, varied sights Edinburgh had to offer. From the vibrant fringe festival scene, to a bracing walk up Arthurs Seat. Everything was within a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, which was host to the fantastic Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo.
The Tattoo was an amazing spectacular, especially for those seeing it for the first time. It was a shame the cloud cover meant we missed out on the flypast at the beginning, but that was the only thing we didn’t see. Even War Horse made an appearance!
A truly memorable week, ending with a ceilidh………….just ask Steve about his A & E visit!