Constantine Cornwall

Constantine Silver Band

Dougie Down

2020 turned out to be a very difficult and strange year for us and many others having to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

After a very busy Christmas 2019 period the Band took a short break before resuming practice again. We managed to hold our Annual General Meeting on 2 February, but then had to go into total lockdown in March. This left us with no rehearsals and no indication of when we might be able to resume. We also were obliged to cancel all our bookings for the year, including Brass on Grass, Port Navas Regatta and our usual Christmas commitments for 2020.

Whilst all this was going on we had to remove all our band equipment and instruments normally stored in the Church Hall in exchange for a donation due to the Church giving up the lease on the building. This left us with a headache finding alternative temporary storage. Consequently, our equipment and instruments are currently spread all over the village! In the longer term we are hoping to replace our old rusted and leaky container with a new one so that all our stuff can be stored safely and securely in one place again.

Once again, we wish to thank the Constantine Social Club for all the help they give us over the year, for without them we would be in a very difficult place. Many thanks for all your support.

Like everyone, we wait to see what the future holds. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year for us all. In the meantime, Constantine Silver Band wishes all its supporters a happy and healthy New Year.