On 13 December past, we had a booth at the Christmas fair in Renkum. The shoppers were several times surprised with a performance. Despite the cold, it was a very pleasant afternoon which ended with traditional pea soup and rye bread with bacon.
"450" remembrance Nijmegen
Every year The Royal British Legion has a "450" remembrance. There are 450 cemeteries in Holland were allied soldiers from WW-1 and WW 2 are buried. This time the 450 remembrance was organized by the Arnhem/Nijmegen Branch of The Royal British Legion. At cemetery Rustoord, were there are 4 graves from WW-1, we performed together with The Highland Regiment Pipes & Drums.
Royal Golf and Country Club Wassenaar
On the occasion of the closing of the season, we were guests at the Royal Golf and Country club at Wassenaar, where we performed together with musical society M.E.T.R.O. from Scheveningen.
August 2008: Voorthuizen opens
On August 30 it was finally time for Voorthuizen. She opened her new shopping street with a huge party. They placed long tables at the Hoofdstraat so everyone could enjoy a lunch.
Beside our merchandise booth, where we sold a lot of articles, we also performed in the afternoon with the Seaforth Highlanders
This year we were pleased to be guests at the Basel Tattoo.
Passing away Jacob Schoenmakers
It is with sadness that we have to inform, that our esteemed member Jacob Schoenmakers has passed away on July, 26, 2008.
Since the foundation of the Band Jacob was actively involved with the construction and expansion. The Band was his ruling passion. He was also fond of everything regarding music, but especially bagpipe music.
In spite of his slowly declining health Jacob was always in on it. When performing was no longer physically possible he took care of all kinds of business and made sure the Band and its members didn’t lack a thing.
He was always willing to help and thought along how things could be better and more efficient. Every rehearsal evening Jacob was consistently present. We will miss his striking personality very much.
Jacob was only 57 years old. “We will remember him”.
On June 10, we received a cheque presented by Edwin Donkervoort from Van den Hul & Luigjes. We are very pleased that Van den Hul & Luigjes has chosen our Band to sponsor. The cheque was accepted "in full regalia" by a few of our members.
We received an invitation to participate in the 2nd Military Tattoo in Luxembourg where we performed for two days. See this little movie on Youtube.