Friday 4th November dawned with dark storm clouds and pouring rain, an inauspicious start for the day of the wedding of two of the band’s players. But the sun appeared in time for the marriage of Louise Walter, the band’s most beautiful Euphonium player, to the versatile musician, Owen Lloyd, who is equally at home on the cornet as with the big drum and the gong. Naturally, music featured strongly in the service, with Louise’s brother Edward playing the organ, and friends providing trumpet accompaniment and a quartet during the signing of the register. The service was over by 2pm – no excuse for missing the regular Friday night practice then!!