Visit to Belgium and France
Over the weekend of 28th - 30th September 2018, the band visited Belgium and France. This was to honour 19 men of Banks village who fell in the Great War 1914-18, who are named on the war memorial in St Stephen's churchyard.
First we traveled to France to play at the Thiepval Memorial, Trois Arbres cemetery and Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, performing a short ceremony at each to commemorate the fallen. We then traveled to Belgium where we played at the Saturday evening Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, in Ypres.