Mon 10 Jun 2013
Sunshine, Brass & Beer

Sunday saw the band performing outside in the sunny beer garden of the Ring O' Bells in Marple. This was the first concert in this year's series of brass band events at the pub, and the band was delighted to see so many people (locals, friends and brass band aficionados) there.

A fun and contrasting programme saw the band play music that included The President (the march we had great success with at this year's Whit Friday contest), Sing (Gary Barlow's Jubilee composition), Prelude on 'The Old Hundredth'Stal Himmel and the ever popular You'll Never Walk Alone. Conductor Neil Samuel also paid tribute to the beautiful ladies in the audience by dedicating a performance of Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls to them!

We also featured a number of soloists over the concert. Principal Cornet Tony Wyatt performed the music from Dances with Wolves in the form of the solo Here's to the Heroes, Tony along with Adrian Horn and Nick Harrington played with high tempo technical wizardry in Bugler's Holiday, Solo Horn Jilly Hazlewood performed a beautiful version of the Carpenter's hit Goodbye to Love, and Solo Euphonium Andy Ingleby gave a stunning rendition of The Holy Well from Peter Graham's testpiece On Alderley Edge. Not forgetting the incredible vocal talents of Pete Cookson in Bannerman !

Many thanks to all those who came and supported the band the Ring O' Bells. We raised a superb £400 for the band and hope to be invited back for the concert series again next year.

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