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Sponsored Blow - Saturday 1st July

A Very Hot Day for a Long Blow

Sponsored Blow on a Sunny Saturday

Saturday 1st July saw Hitchin Band undertake a marathon blow in the centre of Hitchin to raise funds towards their upkeep. Starting at 9am and going on until into the England football match, the band played nearly 100 different pieces of music - without repeating anything!

The weather started off hot, and it didn't get any cooler with temperatures being over 30C. The band is grateful to Hitchin Town Centre Initiative for the marquee they provided which kept the worst of the sun off most of the band.

The Town Square was an ideal venue with many people staying around just to listen to the band. With refreshments on hand from local retailers, many people stayed in the town much longer than they had planned.

With prizes for "name that tune" as well as children's games, the entertainment was not just about raising funds for the band but entertaining the people who were in the area. Many people requested specific tunes to be played by the band whilst others just enjoyed the wide choice of music played. Even the football fans who congregated later in the day appreciated some of the musical choices especially the Queen medley including "We will Rock You" and "We are the Champions" (although sadly this didn't turn out to be the case for England!)

Sponsored Blow Pass the Parcel Sponsored Blow audience at the Cafe Sponsored Blow audience on the square