27th MAY 2020
Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe.
It has been 11 weeks now since the band rehearsed and sadly, we have had to cancel our concerts in June (Peasholm Park and St. Mary's) and July (at Filey Bandstand).
We are sincerely hoping that our concerts in September and October will possibly be able to go ahead. This all depends on not only if it's safe to do so, for the band and our audiences, but also if we are able to rehearse beforehand to a satisfactory standard. Also, understandably, not all band members may wish to return at the same time for various reasons.
We are now seeing measures to ease the lockdown, with non-essential shops reopening next month. As for social gatherings, such as the Concert Band, we may be the last type of groups to be able to meet up and of course we obviously can't be 2 metres apart in our rehearsal room or some of the local venues we perform at.
I know all band members can't wait to be able to rehearse and start playing concerts for our audiences but we will have to be patient and hopefully it won't be too long.
In the meantime, I send my best wishes to all band members and our audiences. We will meet again!
Keep safe and take care.
Malcolm Appleby (conductor)