The day after Christmas Day in British Commonwealth countries is called Boxing Day. The tradition of Boxing Day goes back several centuries although its origin is uncertain. However, on Boxing Day this year we were invited to join the family of long-standing friends at the local band hall to celebrate the recent wedding of their son which had taken place some months earlier.
The family has been long-time supporters of the local brass/silver band. The father of the groom and grandfather and all of the uncles on the groom’s mother’s side of the family have been members of this band, some of whom are current or past New Zealand band champions. No wonder then that part-way through the afternoon the instruments came out and a recital of Christmas Carols was given.
Leading proceedings was Uncle Ricky McDonnell on the Euphonium, accompanied by five other family members (including the bridegroom)
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