This morning marks the end of our ‘Tour of Remembrance’ UK/France 2015. After two years in the planning and an intense lead-up, we have achieved what no other Australian Band, and indeed most other bands in the world, have ever attempted. We feel proud to be members of the City of Traralgon Band and proud to be Aussies!
After meeting at 7am this morning and frantically checking luggage weight, about half the band and supporter crew waved the other half off for their flight home. Those left standing at the hotel were feeling a bit empty with the ‘other half’ gone. Jacqui and Alan were thrilled when all luggage went through at the airport without us having to pay excess baggage.
On this trip we have bonded as a band and formed strong friendships and memories that we will carry with us always. We owe all these memories to our UK/France Committee Chairman, Alan Wilson, and thank him for bringing his dream to a reality, as well as the UK/France committee (Harry Alexander, Daryl Hill, Alex Wilson, Debbie Wilson and Tracy Olivier) and the main band committee members; all of whom have worked tirelessly over the past year in particular. Everyone on this tour has contributed in their own special way, and every job and contribution has been greatly appreciated and has helped us to achieve all that we have. Thank you to our loyal supporters at home, our families who have hardly seen us in the past months, our new groupies overseas and interstate, our social media mates and all who have helped us to achieve this dream. Thank you also for following our blog and for your very kind words of feedback. Stay tuned for our next adventure! xxxx