The group has been invited to entertain at this year’s party in the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett.
This annual event is organised by the local Rotary Club and will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018. It is expected that the group will perform between 3:30 and 4:30pm.
We have previously entertained at this party in 2015 and 2016.
Last night we learnt that the farm track we use to access our rehearsal studio has been condemned by the developers who are building new housing estates on the land crossed by the track.
There have been proposed plans to start the development work over the last 2-3 years, but it seems that the time has now come for it to begin. We saw evidence of this action last night as we drove down the track and saw trees had been felled to make way for a new roadway (our local singer called it a ‘motorway’).
Anyway, as a tribute to the track that has given us so much pleasure over the years (and pain via its bumps!) – and after which we named our singing group – perhaps we should dedicate our next album to it by naming the CD ‘The End Of The Track’ (?)
Received a call this afternoon to inform me that a resident of Chippenham wished to buy a copy of our latest CD ‘Golden Tracks’. She has been playing one of our previous releases all the time in her car, and is now very pleased that she can listen to the new recording.
It is great to learn that our BLOG is being looked at by visitors from Holland, Germany and the USA. Please leave an encouraging comment if you have some spare time, and let us know if you ever need a band to support a fund-raising event!
Our 2018 season opens with a performance at the William Lodge residential apartments in Gloucester Road, Malmesbury on Wednesday 17th January 2018.
This is a new venue for the group and so it will allow us to select a musical programme from our complete repertoire. Rehearsals for this opening concert start on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
Our fans may wish to be aware that our tenor singer John Johnston is currently in the Royal United Hospital, Bath awaiting an operation to remove a gall stone. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to perform at this next concert.
The group now have a Twitter account and can be contacted at @endofthetrack.
The amount of profit generated from the sales of our latest CD ‘Golden Tracks’ has now exceeded £375. There are just 80 CDs remaining to be sold – so be sure to snap one up when you get the chance. All profit from these sales goes directly to the charity supported by EOTT.
The group will shortly need to make plans for their fifth recording session.
This week has seen the group perform four concerts in Devizes, Swindon, Bristol and Chippenham. Those performances have raised a total of £565 for our selected charity. In addition, we have sold 15 CDs with a total value of £90.
What a great start to our Christmas season of performances. Many thanks to all those who have supported us at those events this week.
The individual members of the group can be viewed in the following YouTube photo slideshow.
If the subtitles do not appear when viewing the slideshow then select the ‘CC’ playback option in the bottom right of the video pane.
Here is the group’s rendition of the gospel song ‘Where Could I Go But To The Lord’ which is a traditional song arranged for the group as four-part harmony vocals by the Welsh conductor Alwyn Humphreys.
The song was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1967 and included on his album ‘How Great Thou Art’.