Tonight’s surprise performer:

Bournemouth Carnival Band

The arrival of the performer on this the 11th evening in Saxon Square did not disappoint!

When MC Rotary President Peter Boardman opened the window, the surprise act “The Bournemouth Carnival Band” marched into the square. In their usual colourful and vibrant style, playing xylophones, trumpets, drums and glockenspiels, they played a mixture of popular Christmas tunes and carols.  With a great mix of musicianship and humour they performed a festive mix of tunes from Yellow Submarine to Sloop John B, Bring me Sunshine to Singing in the Rain.

A good range of raffle prizes was distributed and Peter Boardman thanked BCP, Saxon Square retailers along with Jan Banks and the Primrose Trust for their generosity.  The Bournemouth Carnival Band ended with a rendition of ‘always look on the bright side of life’… a very appropriate reflection of their performance.

Bournemouth Carnival Band at CLAC 2023
Carnival Band xylophones

Raising money for:

The Food Bank Christchurch

Tracy Blick from the Christchurch Food Bank gave an introduction to the charity and a representative from tonight’s sponsor the TC Group presented her with the cheque of £500. 

Tracy Blick of Christchurch Foodbank
Cheque presented to The Foodbank by the TC Group

Christchurch (UK) Food Bank provides 3 days worth of emergency food to individuals and families struggling or in crisis within our local community. CFB is a Christchurch Fellowship of Churches Initiative in partnership with Faithworks Wessex.

Christchurch Food Bank on Facebook

Tonight’s Venue:

Saxon Square

Courtyard setting in the centre of Christchurch surrounded by a selection of local retailers and big brands. Stay local – shop Saxon Square.

Saxon Square
Kindly sponsored by:

TC Group

Based across the UK, we have several locations including Christchurch offering excellence in accountancy – so we are always well resourced to handle your financial concerns in a professional, cost-effective, and timely fashion.

TC Group logo
More about 11th December’s surprise performers:

Bournemouth Carnival Band

We are Bournemouth Carnival Band, and 2022 is our Fortieth year! Come and help us celebrate by joining us; we are friendly, welcoming and inclusive. You can meet new friends, learn an instrument, help entertain the public and raise money for charity. 

Bournemouth Carnival Band on Facebook

Bournemouth Carnival Band

Join us tomorrow for Day 12 at The Captains Club.