It was great to get back to band after the Christmas break. We spent the first half of our rehearsal playing through some pieces that we know well as an informal performance for Bicester's mayor, Cllr Sean Gaul. He visited us to hear our playing and to learn a bit about the band. We were pleased that he stayed for a cuppa and a chat - and a photo call - in the half-time break. It was lovely to meet him and it's great that he has shown an interest in the band.
After the break, when the mayor had left, we settled down to working on some new music. We played through 633 Squadron, Final Countdown and Highlights from Les Miserables. We do have work to do, but they didn't sound too bad for a first run through!