Waltham band ended the year 2022 with a busy and rewarding Christmas schedule. Small groups played carols for a Christmas tree sale in Caversham and the Hurst St Nicholas Night tree-lighting ceremony on the first December weekend, and accompanied Maidenhead Rotary Club singers collecting at Sainsbury's on 18th, 19th and 23rd December. Groups were out on two evenings performing street carolling in Milley Road, The Street and Halls Lane, and also played at two private parties.
The full band put on a concert at Loddon Hall, Twyford, and played for the Old Windsor Christmas Fayre (see separate reports) on 10th & 11th December, and led community carols in Waltham St. Lawrence at the popular Round the Pound event on 21st December.
The steady improvement in playing quality was evident at all the events. It's also clear from the reception everywhere that people are glad to be getting together and hearing live music again.