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We played in the Bath Carnival!

Greetings, music lovers! We want to share with you our awesome adventure at the Bath Carnival on Saturday 9th July 2022. It was a day full of joy and excitement and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.

We played a mix of songs that showcased our versatility and our fun-loving spirit. We started with Titanium by Sia, a powerful anthem that got everyone pumped up. Then we switched to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston, a classic pop tune that made everyone want to join us. Next, we added some reggae vibes with I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley, a song that always makes us feel groovy. Finally, we ended with Hey Ya by Outkast, a catchy and upbeat song that had everyone shaking it like a Polaroid picture. And then we did it all over again!

We are so grateful to the Bath Carnival for inviting us to play and to all the people who came to support us. We had so much fun and we hope you did too. We are always looking for new members and new songs to play, so if you are interested in joining us or have any suggestions, please get in touch. We are a friendly community orchestra in Bath that welcomes anyone who loves music.

Founded in October 2018, we play everything from pop songs, jazz, blues, film soundtracks and classical favourites. No matter what your skill level or instrument, you will find a place in our orchestra. Come and join the BathTub Orchestra today!

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