It didn't snow but it is dark and rainy. But into Royds School, which was very easy to find, it is warm and welcoming. Chris is already here and Emma is making teas and we can load straight from playground to hall.
Players are Owen, Kirsten [who both go to Royds], Karam, Isha, Ella, Esme [with Wanda helping her again], with guest drummer, Chris.
Emma from Royds joined us for a few carols at the beginning, then some awesome singing by other Royds students, then Sparrows played Symphony 40 and Wings of a Dove [Prince Buster of course].
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Traditionally Royds has invited some older people from a local care home to sing carols, so just before the concert started we learnt Charlotte [Emery]'s version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. This has several bars with four chords in! And the Little Beauts managed it. Now that was a very public challenge I was proud of.
Back outside it was cold, dark and rainy, but we were done with gigs for 2017, and we did it in style!