We returned from our trip to Cologne on Valentines Day after having an exceptionally fun week away. The band hosted other members of the RN Volunteer Band Association to form a large ensemble of 42 who entertained the public of Cologne at 13 commitments. Such gigs included performing live on German radio, marching a 7.5 mile parade and entertaining an audience in concert. A great time was had by all and we must say thank you to our hosts and friends, the Domstädter Band. We very much look forward to returning next year!