As the band continues with their Christmas engagements (with no end in sight quite yet), it was at the Lowden Garden Centre (near Melksham) that the joyful sound of music could be heard at the weekend. It was a chilly evening on Friday (17th) and also during the morning of Saturday (18th) but there was definitely some festive spirit in the air. With a small ensemble gathered in the marquee, Corsham Band members entertained the shoppers as they browsed for Christmas inspiration!
If you haven't spotted or heard the band yet, check out the 'Engagements' page to find out where they will be next! "Hark the Herald Angels Sing ..."
Remembrance Day Parade, Corsham (12 November)
So with the band kitted out with a new bass drum and fresh morning marching legs, Corsham Band assembled outside the Royal British Legion, in Corsham, to lead the parade to St Bartholomew's Church where the annual remembrance service was held. After the hymn and last post were played the band again lined up to march, through the high street, ending up at the war memorial for the wreath laying and traditional 2 minutes silence. Thankfully the weather was fine and the streets were lined with people supporting the occasion, remembering those who died fighting for the country.
"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."