Posted by Roger Pollard Thu, June 13, 2019 09:03:52
We have recently attended two regional events.
The regional spring rally and AGM (well we have to have it sometime!) are traditionally held in may in Grassington Town Hall. It is a lovely place to visit although the event is so popular that parking for the cars and space for bells and ringers are at a premium.
As usual we joined in massed ringing with all the other ringers there and we also performed two pieces as a band. This was the first public performance by both Andy and Janet and they both did very well – even though the compere tried to embarrass them from the stage by pointing out to all the audience that it was their first event!
In June 11 of us took part in the Summer Ring at St Chads in Headingley. At this annual event we join in massed ringing of pieces we have never seen before. There are about 50 ringers and we all mix together so that you are ringing next to members of other bands. We practice the pieces for about an hour, then have a supper break before performing each piece – hopefully at concert standard! Altogether it is a very enjoyable evening and a good opportunity to chat with other ringers.
We are now practicing hard for a number of summer performances that we have been booked for. After these there might be a short lull until the festive season. Bookings for December are already coming in thick and fast so if you would like us to perform for you please let us know quickly.