For those who weren’t able to attend rehearsal last night (really good evening with lots of new music and a new French Horn player!!) our Palace sponsors came to see us in the break and Geoffrey gave a short speech to all before we started the 2nd half - he also gave an envelope with this message inside and a cheque made out to the band. I am sure you all agree that we can’t thank these two wonderful gentlemen enough and are delighted to be associated with them. We would be very happy to perform at the Palace Theatre again next year and will meet up in the New Year to make the necessary arrangements:
Thanks to a lot of hard work on all our parts, the Concert on 12th September 2014 was a great success and far exceeded our expectations. Congratulations.
Apart from the artistic success - 250 people made it very clear that you did play well - there was also a small surplus when all the bills had been paid. Tony and I would like you to accept a cheque for half that surplus - you earned it on and off the stage - we are keeping our share on one side in the hope that you will allow us to promote a similar concert for you at the Palace Theatre next year.
We hope that you are enjoying lots of success and we shall see you all at Collingham at Christmas. We are sure that you have a wonderful future and are proud that we have had a small part in your past.
Geoffrey & Tony