Blackwell Concert Band

Bromsgrove Carnival 2011

Another very successful event for the band, ably and very well organised and coordinated by our principal flautist, Amanda. We took part in the parade of floats (shopping trolleys were used) with our design being a ‘Bostin’ Bandstand’ and six of our talented players played a few pieces along the mile-long walk from the Artrix arts centre to Sanders Park, accompanied by several other band members handing out flyers and shaking buckets and collecting tins.

Chairman Kevin did a fantastic job guiding the trolley to keep it on the road. The procession started with a torrential downpour but luckily the sun came out for the rest of the parade. Once in the park, the thirsty workers headed for the refreshments and then helped man the tombola stall until the rain stopped play.

Most prizes were won and a wonderful total of £233.78 was raised, with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. We look forward to taking part in 2012. Well done to everyone for their hard work putting the trolley together and helping out.

Thanks to the following who kindly donated to our tombola stall - over £233 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks also to anyone I may have omitted from the list below...

  • Webbs Garden Centre
  • Cadburys
  • Harris decorators
  • Avoncroft museum
  • Lesley Jones
  • Amanda and Jez Britten
  • Kathryn Hancox
  • Mrs Britten
  • Mr and Mrs Pearson
  • Kevin Pearson and Carol
  • Amanda Beale
  • Scherie Hallett

Next Concert

Monday 8 April, Evening

Lickey PHAB Club

The Trinity Centre, Lickey Parish Hall, Rose Hill, B45 8ES

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