The Management, Staff and “Friends” of Hewlett Court work endlessly to make the residents comfortable and their time interesting. The events calendar is always full, and one of those events came to fruition on Sunday afternoon, 15th December. As they enjoyed a glass of mulled wine, they were to be entertained with Brass Band music. It’s not known what they expected, but as the band set themselves up, it was plain to see just how young the musicians were [8 to 12 year olds]. What also was unexpected was the quality of their playing.


For nearly an hour, their conductor Tom, guided the band through an ensemble of well-known numbers including those highlighting the Festive season. The young boy playing the euphonium had his hands full in more ways than one; the instrument was nearly as big as him. It would be hard to select any one of the band for the quality of their playing, but the young lady who played a solo on the cornet was first class and she should rightly feel quite proud.
The residents showed their appreciation for each of the numbers played and more so when they completed their final number.


In this day and age when so many young people do little for the community, it was a privilege to see these dedicated youngsters giving their time to learn and play music and use their musical skills for the benefit of the residents at Hewlett Court. It is more than likely that we will see and hear them again in the not too distant future.