Avening
29th - 31st January 2016

The orchestra have just had a full weekend rehearsal at a lovely house down in Gloucestershire, courtesy of Karen’s sister-in-law.  Although the idea of the weekend was originally just a rehearsal, we did squeeze in a short performance at a nearby care home in Nailsworth on the Saturday afternoon – which went down very well with the residents there.  They clearly enjoyed the music, but were also very interested in the accordions, and how we came together to form the orchestra. We also welcomed three new members into our midst, and despite the fact that we worked them very hard; they seemed to take to us very well.  So a big welcome to Sue, Elspeth and Kate! We worked particularly hard on some new pieces which will be added to our repertoire this year, which is very exciting.  And of course, we kept up our high standards of cuisine throughout the weekend!