Fairlop Brass was one of many bands throughout the country that enjoyed a busy, but rewarding build up to the Christmas break.
Host of events
The senior band undertook three high profile concerts whilst various ensembles performed at a host of events – from pubs to churches to raise much needed funds.
The organisation has been a previous winner of a Community Champions award, and this year they supported events that raised nearly £1,500 for good local causes.
They even went without Christmas cards too – raising close to £350 for Maggie’s Cancer Support Charity in memory of former baritone player Holly Miller, who was only in her mid twenties when she died from cancer just over a year ago.
I am not sure that we can manage such a hectic programme next year, but the diary for next December is already starting to fill up!MD, Kevin Jordan
Musical Director Kevin Jordan told 4BR: "It was a fantastic effort by the band to fulfil so many engagements when there is a considerable call on everyone’s time.
Whilst it was busy and tiring a great deal of planning had gone into each event, and we had excellent feedback from both concert organisers and the audiences."
He added: "I am not sure that we can manage such a hectic programme next year, but the diary for next December is already starting to fill up!"