Tynedale Reunion Band
Ovington Tynedale Reunion Band are a group of
brass band players who get together specifically to play at The Carols
at the Cross. They have been with us come rain or shine (but as the event
starts at 6:30 just before Christmas then the sun has never really 'shined').
You can see the brave musicians arriving from 6:00 onwards setting up
to the sound of the Ryton Church bells. A few years ago the band used
to practice in Ryton Community Centre. They no longer have a permanent
rehearsal space but they assure us that they practice for many weeks before
the event (and it shows!).
If there are any budding brass players amoung you who
wish to join a band in the area, then speak to a member of the band after
the event and they will be only too pleased to give you contact details
of one of the many thiving brass band still playing in the North East.