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Festive music by 5F musicians

Article posted: Dec 28, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

On the 22nd December, the Saturday before Christmas, a small group of musicians from 5F, provided the music for the Castlethorpe Annual Carol Concert held in the centre of the Castlethorpe village.
The weather was awful (very wet, windy and cold) but this did not deter the musicians from playing to the best of their abilities, music ranging from the usual hymns and carols to Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer.
The villagers provided a gazebo for the musicians to play under which gave some respite from the wind however it leaked quite a lot too so they got as wet under it as the villagers did stood on the village green!
Regardless of the weather, it was a very jolly evening with everyone singing along to the music. Mince pies and roasted chestnuts were available for which people gave donations and to end the festivities everyone turned to watch the large star be lit at the top of the church spire.
The organisers of the Carol concert said this was the first year they had ever invited ‘live ‘ musicians along to play but were so pleased with the outcome they wanted to book 5F again for next year. In addition to the praise received by the musicians, from everyone who attended, the organisers also donated the money made from the chestnuts and mince pies to the Squadron.
Well done to all the musicians who attended.

Submitted by CI Upton
5F(Northampton) Sqn