The concert band has two confirmed bookings for September:
Sat 8th for the Bathampton Village Show, an afternoon performance
Sunday 16th at Portishead, where (as currently planned) we will be performing two sets, at the Open Day. Travel arrangements for this day will need to be co-ordinated for the limited number of car parking spaces we have allocated – please listen out at the next rehearsal sessions to ensure you know the details! (And if you’ve volunteered to drive !!)
The provisional setlist for September (both concerts) is as follows:
Air from County Derry
Folk Song suite – 1 & 3
Saxes will rock
Blue and the Grey (NB Robert Longfield arrangement)
The Music Man (medley)
Very Lynn (band only version – all repeats played)
Lord of the Dance
Thanks to everyone who turned up at Soundwell Church last month to hear the band play, with proceeds in aid of their adopted charity.
It’s always good to play to a full house, and we were able to give the audience a ‘little extra’, with the presentation of our annual award (the Jim Churchill cup) to Yvonne. (She’s wearing the glitzy number for her vocal number, not the presentation – which was a surprise to her).
Hot on the heels of the concert on Thursday 5th comes the highlight of the year, the band AGM, which is on Monday 9th July, at Lansdown. Open to members of all bands, with an opportunity to play along with the usual Monday crowd’s rehearsal.
This is your opportunity to have your say on the organisation of the band, find out what happened in the last 12 months, and vote in next year’s committee (and maybe even put yourself forward in a role).
Currently recruiting Musicians:
We’ve recently had a few new members, but the Band has several other vacancies and would like to hear from all interested musicians, who would be welcome to join us to increase the size of all sections.
We currently are especially interested in musicians who play trumpet, French horn or trombone, but don’t let that put you off – all instrumentalists are very welcome to apply, at about Grade 5 and above.