As darkness fell on Saturday 8th December the Band set up in Hampden Square, Aylesbury, for the annual Fairford Leys Carol service. It was a cold and windy evening, but not as cold as last year. However the event followed the same format, with an enactment of the Nativity story played by people in costume, including carols sung by everyone to the accompaniment of the Band. After this there was more community singing, including the perennial favourites White Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Twelve Days of Christmas. Finally, to guide Father Christmas to the right place, everyone sang Jingle Bells – but not loudly enough so they had to sing it again! After Father Christmas had arrived all that was left was to play We Wish You a Merry Christmas.