Playing in Banbury High St.
Pictures of Doris our first minibus. Now replaced by the younger POPPY.
Banbury St George's day Parade.
The last 'gig' of the year was the Buckingham Christmas Carnival.
The Band attended the usual two Parades this year at Chipping Norton and Bodicote. Well done to all concerned.
In early April Poppy the new Band Minibus had her keys officially handed over by members of Banbury Charities. The Band played a short musical program in celebration and potential new members encouraged to attend an open evening.
Bye Bye DORIS
Doris the trusty Band Minibus has been sold. She served us well and we all have fond memories of trips such as Jersey and Bournemouth. Let us hope the new owners have the same reliable service from her that we enjoyed.
RBL OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY CONFERENCE
Once again the first performance of the New Year was at the Oxfordshire RBL County Conference in Kidlington. The Staddon Cup winner for this year was Mathew who despite being away at school over the last couple of years has maintained his commitment to the Band even travelling some long distances to be with us. Thanks Mathew and congratulations on an award well deserved.
The performance at Kidlington also gave the opportunity to use the new Minibus for the first time. First reports appear very favourable with a possible new name of 'Poppy'.