The band reduced its range of street carolling in 2014, partly because some older players cannot safely tramp the dark streets, partly because of the wider spread of commitments that is part of modern life. So door-to-door carolling and collecting was confined to roads adjacent to the bandroom on three nights, plus one carols evening at the Shurlock Inn, where the new event proved just as popular as in 2103.
As before, funds raised from the local carolling rounds will contribute to a treat for local senior citizens. The 2015 event will be the first with a new look, a summer tea rather than a traditional roast dinner in the spring. It will be combined with a concert by our German partners at the Shurlock Inn at the end of May.
The band also joined Maidenhead Round table singers as usual outside their local Waitrose, playing carols for shoppers on the Saturday before Christmas and on 23rd December and Christmas Eve. A small group also performed at Shottesbrook Social Club on the evening of 24th December.