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End of Tour Concert and Group Photos

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That was so good!
Yes, it's been great to perform before huge crowds on this tour. However, to play in a beautiful lakeside village up in the mountains, where seemingly the whole village turned out was so special. A great reception from the locals and their band will leave very special memories - we MUST return!

Of course, tonight is also tinged with real sadness; the very last performance in HCYB for our leavers. You are all very special people. I have either taught and / or conducted you for many years now - I will miss you all so much! All the very best as you embark on the next phase of your journey - university / conservatoire / employment / gap year etc.

To those HCYB members returning in September - we rebuild & go forward again! Enjoy the rest of your summer and please be prepared to fill some very big shoes.

This has been such a special tour, thank you to you all.
Jock (& Dad to two of the band).


End of Tour Solo Cornets + Sop


End of Tour Reps, 2nds + 3rds


End of Tour Horns


End of Tour Euphs + Bars


End of Tour Bones


End of Tour Percussion


End of Tour Flugels


End of Tour Tubas


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  1. Jane

    Thanks so much to the whole team - here and abroad - for giving our young people such an amazing experience in Croatia. The memories and friendships will, I'm sure, last a lifetime. Hope the journey home isn't too arduous! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow afternoon.

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  2. BlogEd

    Thank you Sandra and Mike. You are most welcome. Photos, commentary and posting has been entirely a joint effort between the team on the ground and BlogEd UK central :) I hope you have a wonderful trip to Croatia. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment. BlogEd

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  3. Sandra & Mike Pettit

    Dear Blog Ed, As Grandparents we have thoroughly enjoyed your excellent coverage of the tour. The scenery has been amazing, so much so that Croatia is on our holiday list for next year. The concerts have obviously been a great success and a recignition of all the hard work everyone contributes during the year. Congratulations to all.

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