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  1. We shall endeavour to put up photos so you can all see your own offspring but please bear with the team as they have many other responsibilities ensuring band members have a safe, enjoyable and productive weekend.  Photos tend to be put up in batches and often late in the evening.... but keep checking back or if you would like to be electronically notified of new posts then click above on the Screen Shot 2018-09-21 at 23.34.22 icon to set up a post alert.  (NB If you don't already have RSS software installed then you may need to download one - there are many good free versions.)

    Until tomorrow, BlogEd

  2. Adults

    If you have not already handed it in/emailed it, please remember your HCYBA Family Form.

    Please ensure your child has bedding (covered duvet + sheet or sleeping bag) with a covered pillow plus the list below:

    Band members:

    • Your instrument and mouthpiece.
    • Band folder if you have one.
    • Toiletries and Towels.
    • Pencil for rehearsals.
    • A little pocket money for the band refreshments stall, for soft drinks, crisps and sweets.
    • Money for hog/veggie roast if your child/ren has opted for one.
    • Uniform, as per list.  (Anyone who has filled out the HCYBA Family Form and paid for uniform, please be aware that new uniform is fitted at Fairthorne during the weekend and before the photos)  Please remember to bring black shoes!!!!
    • Bedding: covered duvet or sleeping bag + under sheet + covered pillow
  3. Castle area morning sightseeing and then afternoon performance

    A tale of elbows, dancing girls, musical soldiers, sentry boxes, cathedral and stunning views...

    Locally-specific units of measurement were used in Prague and neighbouring areas to measure length, area, capacity and so on until metrification in 1876.  At the old town hall near the castle, anyone wishing to check that they had been sold a correct measure of fabric could come and verfiy it at the elbow measure on the front door of the building.  A group of us checked our own elbow lengths and found we fell somewhat short of the standard.


    Elbows 4

    The magic of Hradanske Square

    Hradanske Square plaque


    One of the guards at the palace, newly in position after the changing of the guard ceremony.

    Guard sentry

    A small marching band appeared, went into the castle, and started to play as they marched away again.

    Hradanske Square 3

    Hradanske Square 2

    Hradanske Square Fancy lamp

    Cathedral St Vitus inside the castle enclave

    Cathedral 2

    Cathedral 3

    Heading away from the calm castle environs back down into the heat and hubbub of the city

    Views 3

    Stunning views from on high across the city through the morning haze

    View across Prague

    Views 1

    View across the river bridges

    Views 2

    Whilst performing in Hradanske Square, spontaneously a group of girls who were watching, decided to dance together to the music.

    Girls dancing

    A few group shots before walking back down to the city

    Groups Cornet1

    Group Cornet2

    Group Euphoniums

    Group Horns

    Group Percussion

    Group Trombones

    Group Tuba

    Group Tuba 2

    Group Team Leaders