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Christmas raffle hampers
We shall be fundraising by selling tickets for our popular Christmas themed hampers at the concert. Please bring the following items to make up the hampers:

  • Solo and repiano cornets – bottles of drink – wine, spirits, non-alcoholic
  • Second and third cornets – savoury snacks
  • Soprano cornets, flugels and tenor horns – cakes
  • Euphoniums and baritones – jars e.g. jam, chutney, honey, pickles
  • Trombones – chocolates and sweets
  • Tubas – biscuits
  • Percussion – tableware such as napkins, crackers, candles

If every band member brings at least one item we will have some amazing hampers. Please check sell by/use by dates so your items are in date on Sunday 15th December (and for a while afterwards too!) . You can bring your items in from this Saturday and we will be making the hampers on Saturday 30th November so please come and help in Rousseau block. You do not need to be particularly artistic to help and a team will show you what to do.

Helping at the concert
Parents will be conacted direct about helping at the concert based on what you have filled in on your Family form.

Playing at the Buttercross, Winchester
If you have not been to Winchester in the run up to Christmas the car parks fill up very early. Many Band parents use one of the park and rides or go early and do some shopping beforehand. Please support the bands by helping them to set up quickly to maximise the amount of time they get to play. Also please do not spirit your band member away as soon as they finish playing but help the band to pack away. We also need all the parents to take a turn with the donation collection “tins” whilst the bands are playing. (We have fetching hi viz jackets and lanyards for you to wear.)