Grange-over-Sands bandstand

Grange over Sands bandstand was the location for our next outside engagement and we were the second brass band to play there this Summer Season. We opened the concert in an untraditional fashion but one that reflected recent events here in Cumbria by playing the Hymn Abide with me. Following this was the march Death or Glory and the Pennine Moors suite. David French performed the Euphonium solo Myfanway to the gathered crowds at the bandstand and received a rapturous round of applause at the end of his solo performance. We completed the first half of the concert with Slavonic Rhapsody No 8, The Old Gumbie cat and the New Colonial March.

There followed a 15 minute interval and during this time the British summer was threatening us with a shower of rain, we returned to the bandstand and opened the second half of the concert with the march Slaidburn, it was then the turn of Debbie Cain to perform the song I dreamed a Dream on Bb Cornet which was yet again received well by the audience. Soundtrack Highlights from the film Pirates of the Caribbean was the next piece of music we performed and it was during this piece of music that the good old British summertime weather arrived and it started to rain. We then played for the Audience the Traditional Welsh Air, All Through the Night, followed by an arrangement of A whiter Shade of Pale and Air on a G String entitled Light as Air and as the weather showed no sign of abating we concluded the concert with Radetsky March.


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