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Review of 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and it has certainly been challenging for Frome Town Band.
We started the year well with rehearsals, our beginner and intermediate bands are going strong. Main band started to rehearse new music that we would perform in our gigs for the coming year, then in March we went in Lockdown. At first we didn't rehearse at all, then we started some band lessons via skype, this worked well for individuals but not so much as a main band due to the delay, our poor conductor Chris.
During the summer months, we started rehearsing in the band stand on a Wednesday night as we had good light and shelter from the rain. A few of us played in the park on Sunday afternoons to rehearse some of our new music. We managed to get back to rehearsals outside by the cricket club in our band bubbles, bringing some light entertainment for the local residents. We also had a social picnic in Victoria park late summer and performed to some of the community for a couple of hours but still in bubbles.
September we were back inside, beginners and intermediates getting more practice for their exams, only for them to be cancelled for the second time this year. Never mind, the exam board allowed us to record their music for it be be graded and we eagerly await the results.
We brought some festive Cheer to two nursing homes, playing carols outside hoping to bring them some festive spirit. We busked in Westway Precinct before Christmas which we thoroughly enjoyed.
2021 we hope will be better and we are looking forward to entertaining the local community once again sometime soon.
Christmas Raffle 2020
Frome Town Band would like to say a massive thank you to the following businesses for their donation of a raffle prize to support our raffle this year:
Family ticket from Haynes Motor Museum
Bath Murder Mystery tour from Treasure Trails
Gifts from Figgins
£10 voucher Frome Memorial Theatre
Paint set from Matthew Paul Interiors
Christmas duvet and blanket from Asda
Frome Town Band AGM 18th March 2020 - postponed due to Coronoavirus - virtual AGM Sunday 31st May 2020
Asda awards Frome Town Band £500
Over the winter months of 2019 we were one of three charities in the green coin scheme at Asda Frome. We are delighted to have been awarded £500 in the New Year. This money will help with the tuition of our beginners and our intermediate members. It will also help some of our members take their music exam this year.
We always aim to make learning a brass instrument affordable to all, young and old.
We would like to say a very big heartfelt thank you to all Asda customers who supported us during our green coin collection.