Burneside Brass played at the Unitarian Chapel on Branthwaite Brow Saturday 1st May. We were due to play outside to entice members of the public to visit the Chapel and see the new mural entitled ‘SPIRIT OF LIFE’ that they had commissioned and had been situated in the Chapel entrance way, however as with the HRH Prince Charles visit to Ambleside in March the weather turned against and we were forced to play indoors.
After relocating into the chapel hall, the band played an informal concert to all those that had braved the weather and had come inside for a welcome cup of tea. We played a varied selection of music throughout this engagement which the audience thoroughly enjoyed. We opened with two march’s The Standard St. George and John Peel, followed by an arrangement of The Old Gumbie Cat by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Debbie Caine then performed the cornet solo I Dreamed A Dream, which was followed by the Beatles Medley No.1 Selection and a Pasa Doble entitled El Paso. There followed a short interval and when the band returned to the stage we opened the second half with the Hymn to the Fallen featuring Flugel Horn, next was the James Bond Collection and then David French performed the Euphonium Solo Myfanwy, we completed this engagement with the Floral Dance and the March Radetsky.