We, like most of the Calder Valley, have fallen victim to the Boxing Day floods and have now moved to our temporary new home, thanks to Friendly Brass Band who have offered us both storage space and use of their bandroom. We are very grateful to them - they obviously live up to their name. Our own storeroom and rehearsal room at the Holme Street Art Centre was badly flooded. We have managed to save most of our instruments but have lost a number of cases, a large quantity of music as well as banners, outfits and memorabiia. We may be down, but thanks to Friendly Band, we are not out. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays (school term time only) at 6pm for both A and B bands and at 6.30pm on Mondays for A Band only at the Friendly bandroom, Water Hill Lane, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2UA (next door to Friendly Fisheries.) If anyone is struggling to get here please contact us and we will help where we can. : Liz 07709653466; Megan 07879998151; Mary 07910192611;Claire 07725173393.