Christmas 2018

Posted on 6th January 2019 by


Having emailed people this evening about the Gateway Brass times for tomorrow, I suddenly remembered I hadn’t updated the website since the build up to Christmas began! Here’s a quick roundup..

It was a season full of notes and pencil waving – red of course to keep with the season – and carols a plenty; as requests, to sing along with and also just as background music to provide a soundtrack to the events on the High Street in Skipton and the surrounding area.

Over a 5 week period we played for the hundreds of Santas on the Skipton Santa Run, we played for the ‘light switch ons’ in Addingham and Skipton, we ventured out into the Dales and played at the Dickensian Market in Grassington,  and for our annual Carols in the Cove in association with The National Trust, we played on the High Street for the Skipton Christmas Markets, played additional Concerts on the Cobbles to entertain the seasonal shoppers and we also played at the beautiful and moving Light Up and Life service for Martin House, provided the music for a Carol Concert and led one of our own in Skipton Town Hall and in addition to all of this, some of our members went up to Gargrave Primary School to work with students on  class project, others played outside The Bailey B+B during the Santa fun run and some players helped out at the Airedale Hospital Carol Service along with players from other local bands playing in a scratch band organised by one of our players Carole Payley. In addition to all of this, we also entered into the online #Jinglebellchallenge raising money and awareness for the Music for Youth Charity and we also did our part in spreading the message with #77 from the carol books.

Tomorrow sees us starting the New Year in the best shape we have been in in a long time but with player moving areas and work commitments taking over we are always looking for new people to join our team so please get in touch if you are interested.

Happy New Year!

(We are in the video below – keep your eyes and ears open!  and there are lots more images on our twitter feed or our Facebook page)

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