Another Summer Sunday arrived and the band played at Party in the park this event was held on Sunday 13th June hosted by St Thomas’s Church, Kendal. Once a year on a sunny Sunday afternoon in June they throw a party for the community in Maudes Meadow, although this year as with all the other outside engagements we have performed at it rained yet again! The Church who organise this event transform Maudes Meadow from the peaceful park in which to picnic into a vibrant place to party! On offer at the party were lots of activities for children and adults music provided by The Milnthorpe Steel band as well as us, Burneside Brass. Both bands entertained the crowds who had braved the poor weather to come to the Party in the park.
We began our programme with the march Death or Glory, followed by two movements from Pennine Moors Suite and then the Song I Dreamed a Dream was performed by soloist Debbie Caine Bb Cornet. The band then played The Floral Dance to the now growing crowd after this piece of music David French performed the solo Myfanwy on Euphonium; we concluded the first half of our performance with a Salvation Army March entitled Southall One Hundred.
Tea and cakes were then the order of the day and during our break the sun decided for once to make an appearance and the rain stopped.
We began the second half of this engagement with the March the New Colonial featuring our Soprano Cornet Player David Baine. We followed the march with a piece of music which incorporates the melodies from A Whiter Shade of Pale and Air on a G String entitled Light as Air and features Harold Roberts; Flugel Horn. Soundtrack Highlights from the film Pirates of the Caribbean was the next piece of music we performed to the audience, followed by the Traditional Welsh Air All Through The Night. The penultimate piece of music was The Old Gumbie Cat and we closed this performance with another Film themed the James Bond Collection.