We have spent April and May preparing for one of the main events of the year – the regional Spring Rally in Grassington.
This event has been hald in the same venue for many years and gives us an opportunity to ring bells together with other groups in what is called massed ringing.
We also prepare and ring two or three pieces on our own which we have practiced over the preceeding weeks. This would all be relatively simple if the whole band intending to attend Grassington were available every week!
However due to holidays, illnesses, work and other unavoidable events this has not been possible and other people have had to stand in at each rehearsal. However slowly it is all coming together and as I write this we are preparing for a final practice.
We have acquired another new member since my last notes,
Renee, and she has (as often seems to be the way in our group) been thrown in
the deep end. She will be taking part in the rally only a month or so after
joining the group! We are still looking for new members – anyone is welcome to
visit one of our Monday or Wednesday evening rehearsals in the vestry to see
what it is all about.