The Coseley Comets, Coseley Christmas Lights
2nd December 2016
Friday 2nd December saw the third occasion of the switching on of the Coseley Christmas lights since the occasion was restored to the community calendar. This year the event was moved to a Friday evening to make it more of an event to bring on the weekend.
Following on from the success of 2015, the event commenced at 4pm, with all the road through the centre of Roseville being closed off to traffic. This was the enabler for more market stalls, both business and community, more fair rides for the youngsters, more shops staying open together with the public houses and the café playing a full role this has become a fully inclusive community event. Once again the entertainment was provided by Dave Brownhill and the team from Black Country Radio
The Coseley Comets once again performed for their local community, this time playing their ever increasing repertoire of Christmas Carols. On this occasion the band performed to a packed local audience of all ages who applauded and cheered every carol, with members of the audience singing along with the band. Once the band had finished local GP Dr Param pressed the all important button after the customary 10 second countdown and to the cheers of the gathered crowd the lights were on.
Band Secretary, Steve Poole said ‘This event, which restarted two years ago is now one of the high spots of the band calendar. We love to play for the community of Coseley and the members respond to the reaction that they give. We are now increasing our repertoire of Christmas Carols and we gave a great performance on the night. It was great to see members of the audience singing along with the band. For the band, the staff, parents and supporters this event ‘kicks off Christmas’
The switch on is becoming more and more popular and this is borne out with the ever increasing audience. The Coseley Comets would like to place on record their heartfelt thanks to Councillors Melvyn Mottram, Sue Ridney, Star Anderton and all their team for putting on a tremendous event. Without their hard work behind the scenes the community of Coseley would not have an event to attend and are already looking forward to next year’s event’
To view the photos taken on the day of the band please go to the facebook page ‘Comets Media Team’, like the page and the photos are there to view together with photos from other events we have taken part in. We would also like it if you would like or leave a comment that we as a team can respond to.
We are always on the lookout for new talent to join the band. Anyone interested in the band, whether to join, to check on our future events, or to book the band for an event please come and see us where we are performing. No experience is necessary as we teach from scratch. Anyone can join the band from the age of 6. Alternatively we have our website, www.thecometsymb.co.uk. We have our facebook page under The Comets Performance Ensemble and we have our own You Tube and Vimeo channels under The Comets PE. Our e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on Flickr and Instagram. We are also on twitter and you can follow the band. The address is @cometspe
Alternatively we would like to see you at any of our practices. We rehearse at Upper Ettingshall Methodist Church, Upper Ettingshall Road on Tuesday Evenings from 7pm till 8pm and at The Coseley School from 7pm till 8.30pm on Thursday Evenings