The Cricklade Band News – September 2011

The band’s been going full pelt throughout the Spring and ‘Summer’, including bandstand concerts in the City of Bath with hundreds in our audiences and very appreciative comments from worldwide visitors.
It’s partly because we’ve been so busy that we have to begin with an apology. Those of you who have been waiting for more details of our ‘Big Night Out’ in October will unfortunately be disappointed. We’ve taken the decision to shelve this event due to unforeseen circumstances, plus we don’t want to do anything that’s any less in quality than you’re used to.
However – Hogtoberfest IV, the Return of the Pig – will be back in 2012, the band’s 125th Anniversary year, with extra crackling!
Just a reminder of events promoted by the band for rest of the year:

 Saturday 19 November – the band’s Crew will be holding the usual Autumn Table Top Sale. It’s going to be at The Club at Cricklade from 11am to 1pm.

If you’re a Table Top seller, please give Val or Rob a call on 01793 750516 to book your table at just £5. Setting up is from 9.30am.
If you’re a Table Top browser, who knows what you might find? Although the band itself will have our now famous cake array, tea, coffee, bottle stall and, of course, a raffle.

Sunday 18 December – the festivities begin here with Christmas Show 2011. This may well raise the roof of the Leisure Centre this year because, in addition to the band, we have special guests, up to 150 special guests, in the shape of bigsingthing, Swindon’s new community singing group, sort of based on ‘Rock Choir’ (but not as expensive to join – for more details go to So, 30 musicians, 150 singers, fantastic raffle, bar, refreshments, no snow – you can forget the telly that night and experience it all live!

For more about the band, BandAcademy, ‘Wanted’ poster, where we are and what we’re doing, please check out the website at:


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