Christmas Carolling 2019

This Christmas we are welcoming a variety of wonderful local music groups and Charities to entertain you!

Date Time Group
Tuesday 3 December 2019 6pm - 9pm Thornbury Town Band
Thursday 5 December 2019 6pm - 9pm Thornbury Musical Theatre Group
Saturday 7 December 2019 11am – 12.30pm Band of Avon Fire & Rescue
Tuesday 10 December 2019 6pm – 9pm Thornbury Town Band
Thursday 12 December 2019 6pm – 9pm Edge Church
Friday 13 December 2019 6pm – 9pm St John’s Band
Sunday 15 December 2019 11am – 3pm Holly Hedge Carols
Friday 20 December 2019 6pm – 9pm St John’s Band
Saturday 21 December 2019 11am – 3pm Crazy Katz Brass Ensemble
Sunday 22 December 2019 11am – 3pm Crazy Katz Brass Ensemble

Thornbury Town Band
Thornbury Town Band are a friendly and welcoming brass band located in the market town of Thornbury in South Gloucestershire, the town is situated approximately 12 miles north of the city of Bristol just a few miles from the banks of the River Severn.

The Thornbury Town Band plays at a number of events throughout the year and is proud of the charitable work that it carries out for the local and outlying community of Thornbury.

 

Thornbury Musical Theatre Group
Thornbury Musical Theatre Group (TMTG) is a long established and successful group with a high reputation in amateur theatre.

Despite their serious intentions, they are a friendly and sociable group with a real mixture of ages and skills. Their busy social calendar includes; workshops, BBQs, theatre trips, curry nights and weekends away.

 

Band of Avon Fire & Rescue
The band has been in existence under several different names since 1954. Originally the band was named The Bristol Fire Brigade Brass Band, having split from the joint Fire and Police Service Band. However, changes in instrumentation, musical styles and local government over the years have led to the current name and concert wind band formation, which includes woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Band of Avon Fire & Rescue perform a very broad spectrum of music styles and genre and are available throughout the year to perform concerts or provide music at engagements and events. Their primary location is Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas, but have played as far away as Aix-en-Provence.

 

Edge Church
Edge Church are a church seeking to know Christ, be the church and serve the community with a message of hope, truth and love. Edge Church are committed to seeing God’s Kingdom established across the earth by making disciples of all nations. Edge Church love Jesus, they love people and have their eyes set on eternity!

 

St John’s Band
St Johns Band are a community brass band based in Mossley.

The Rev.W. Leeming was the man responsible for the formation of St Johns Band Mossley in 1933. He was a great Brass Band enthusiast and had formed Brass Bands at all of his previous churches as way of extending the social and cultural activities of the church. At the formation prospective players, who had to be communicant members of the church, got together to form the nucleus of the band. By May 1934, after a lot of tuition and marching drills up and down Quickedge in all weathers, the band were ready for their first Whit Friday Walks. They wore uniforms purchased from Eagley Mills (Bolton).

 

Holly Hedge Carols
Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is a local independent charity that rescues and rehomes unwanted, abandoned and often mistreated cats and dogs. 

They receive no funding from the government or National Lottery and rely on the generosity and goodwill of supporters to keep the kennel and cattery doors open. It costs approximately £650,000 every year to run – that’s over £1,780 every single day. Holly Hedge rescue and rehome around 1000 animals each year finding loving and responsible new homes for each one of them. No animal is put to sleep unless they are advised that it is in their best interest to do so by a veterinary surgeon, this decision is never taken lightly.

 

Crazy Katz Brass Ensemble
The Crazy Kats are a 5-piece brass group that offers a variety of music from classical to pop, they have performed in several festivals all around the country.