Virus Update 13 - 3rd February 2021
Never did I think that these updates would number 13, but we are where we are.
As the Band now approaches a year without rehearsing we still do all we can to keep positive.
2020 was a year we would like to forget, but never will and we decided to end it with a special Festive Zoom meeting. Christmas attire was compulsory and we were entertained by a Mandolin Solo from Solo Tenor Horn, Alan Poultney (quite a few of the Band have taken up or advanced their playing of stringed instruments during the pandemic), a Music Quiz set by Solo Cornet Lynne Hunt as well as the grand end of year draw with Gary “Mr 100 Club” Thwaites and his random number generator.
We look forward to the time we are able to entertain you again...
Until then, please stay safe and well.
Essex in London Band
Born in a storm, Fairlop have been entertaining NE London for over 50 years.
We are a welcoming band Always on the look out for new and experienced players in our area...
From a small Ensemble to Full band in Uniform
We can perform especially for your function...
This Time Last Year.....
Maggie's update to Fairlop
Keep in Touch
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Friends keep in touch. We want to be able to reach out to you once in a while, and let you know all we are doing to keep you entertained. We promise never to share your email with anyone.
This was also a time to virtually hand out some awards, and congratulations go to new Fairlop Bandsman of the Year, Andy Carter (Percussion), in recognition of the fantastic work he has undertaken in pulling all of our virtual performances together. The Fairlop Fool Award (Toilet Seat) was this year presented to Sarah Rogers for her comment that Christmas Twins contained 3 Christmas Tunes! Special awards were also made to previous winners, all receiving a medal of a tiny wooden dolls house toilet seat, with small toilet brushes as bars, for those who have won it more than once.
After a break over the festive period our Zoom calls have resumed every Monday evening and we have been busy preparing our next Virtual Recording, which we hope will be on the website very soon.
We have also used our time away from Band to make some improvements to our website which, thanks to our webmaster Alan Rogers, now has more space to hold our digital archive and a better procedure to contact us.
We have no idea when we will be able to start rehearsals, but we have already taken bookings for next Christmas and are having tentative conversations about the summer, despite this it will be a while before we can confirm anything.
In the meantime, we welcome your comments via the web or our Facebook page, which is expertly managed by Rachel Moulton (Cornet). In addition, we thank all those of you who have renewed their 100 Club Subscriptions.
Please keep safe and follow the government guidelines.