Oh yes, decorations are starting to pop up, John Lewis' animated dog is pulling at heartstrings, and brass band rehearsal halls are ringing out to the sound of sleigh bells (attached to drum pedals!)
The question everyone is asking though, is where can we see Cold Ash Brass this christmas?
2nd December, 6pm: Thatcham Christmas Lights switch on in the Broadway, Thatcham
3rd December, afternoon: Speenhamland School Christmas Fayre (Community Band)
10th December, 6pm: RSMS Christmas Ball, Hermitage Barracks (Private event)
11th December, 1pm: Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury
16th December, evening: Cold Ash Mummers visiting The Fox, The White Horse and The Bunk
18th December, evening: Carols at the Castle Pub, Cold Ash
22nd December, 7pm: Cold Ash Brass Christmas Concert, St Marks Church, Cold Ash
23rd December, evening: Cold Ash Mummers visiting The Sun In The Wood, The Spotted Dog and The Castle
Merry Christmas from all of us at Cold Ash Brass
As we head into the Christmas season with the area contest just around the corner, I'd like to say how fantastic it is to see the band going from strength to strength. We've had a bit of musical chairs - Jess is now our principal cornet player, Charlotte and Adam have stepped up into front row cornet positions, and Karen has embarked upon the challenge of a new instrument to fill the much needed 1st baritone seat. I'd also like to take the opportunity to welcome new members and also to welcome back some familiar faces - Derek has joined us on front row, Robbie has joined us on 2nd cornet and Anna has moved up from the Community Band to be our 3rd cornet. We hope you have felt a warm welcome to the band and hope you find it fun!