In July 2019 we travelled to Unterhaching - Witney's twin town in Germany - for the 30th anniversary of the twinning partnership. Alongside Duncan Enright, the Mayor of Witney, plus contingents from Austria, France and Poland, we took part in the official ceremony plus several concerts at the beer festival
The euphoniums, baritones, horns and trombone on stage at the Bürgerfest
The Zoe, Guy and Helen, our trombone, bass and euphonium players on stage at the Bürgerfest
The cornet section on stage at the Bürgerfest
The band on stage at the formal twinning celebrations
Helen, Val, Zoe and Guy, our euphoniums, trombone and bass playing outside the beer tent
The Austrian contingent performing a traditional celebration at the formal ceremony
The band on-stage whilst Duncan Enright - the Witney Mayor - makes his speech at the twinning ceremony
Ali and Caryl, our front row cornets playing their solo in '12th Street Rag'
A selection of participants at the formal twinning ceremony
The full band on stage at the Bürgerfest
Ali, Caryl and Jenny, our front row cornets and flugelhorn player on stage
Guy, our bass player, getting involved with the local traditions (beer included!)
The full band (plus guests) outside our hotel in Unterhaching
Full band on stage for their last performance in the beer tent
Guy taking advantage of the empty podium at the twinning ceremony!
The band on stage at the Bürgerfest
The euphoniums, baritones and trombone on stage at the Bürgerfest
The band playing an informal outdoor concert at the Bürgerfest
Sandra, Elliot, Jenny, Caryl, Ali, John, Declan, Sophie and Fliss: the horns and cornets playing outside the beer tent
Members of the band enjoying a well-deserved night off!
Witney Mayor, Duncan Enright, enjoying the formal ceremony
The euphoniums and baritones on stage at the Bürgerfest
Witney Mayor - Duncan Enright - at the twinning ceremony
The euphoniums and baritone on stage at the Bürgerfest
The procession from the formal ceremony to the beer festival
Zoe and Guy, our bass and trombone players on stage at the Bürgerfest
Fliss, Sophie, Declan and John, our back row cornets, on stage
The band in full flow on stage in the beer tent
The full band outside the hotel in Unterhaching - this time including John, our star photographer!
The band went for a walk on their last morning in Unterhaching, and stumbled across a familiar name...
The full band with Duncan Enright - the Witney Mayor - at the formal twinning celebrations