Over the weekend of 22 and 23 June Hook Norton Brass Band visited the North Yorkshire towns of Filey and Scarborough.
On the Saturday we played on the Filey Bandstand in the Crescent Gardens, which overlooked the beach. Fortunately the rain just about held off, but it was rather windy! However, the band played on to a very appreciative audience who had come prepared with rugs and blankets to keep warm. The Town Mayor of Filey came along to welcome us to the town, which we were very touched by. We held a collection for Band funds with £112.93 being kindly donated.
On Saturday the Band enjoyed a proper fish and chip supper in The Brown Room, which was very much enjoyed by all. The Band then whiled away the rest of the evening in local hostelries, with a good time being had by all.
On Sunday we awoke to sunshine, but as the day progressed, the weather got worse. In the afternoon we were playing on the famous floating Bandstand in Peasholm Park, Scarborough. The setting was absolutely idyllic, but sadly the weather was not with us. It rained throughout most of our afternoon performance, but fortunately the Band stayed dry under one of the most sophisticated Bandstands we have ever played in! We are very grateful to our loyal group of Band supporters that endured the weather and listened to us that afternoon. Needless to say the collection was not quite as good in Peasholm Park, with only £9 being collected.
The Band are now busy planning for their 2014 tour.