Grange over Sands Bandstand

Less than twenty four hours after returning from the Ripon contest we were out performing again, this time it was at the Grange over Sands Bandstand and despite the inclement weather a sizeable audience turned out to hear us play.

We opened the concert in traditional brass band style with the march White Chateau arranged by our Musical Director Mr L Johnston, followed by a Salvation Army arrangement of the Hymn Colne. Fanfare and Soliloquy a piece we played at the South Cumbria Music festival was next and then it was time for music from Andrew Lloyd Webber in the form of Memory and The Old Gumbie Cat. The first solo spot of the afternoon was taken by David Baines the Soprano Cornet player of the band who played Solitaire. Those Magnificent men in their flying machines was the next piece and we followed this with I’ll walk with God, a waltz entitled Schneewaltzer was the penultimate piece of the first half and we concluded with the march True and Trusty.

After a short interval we returned to the bandstand for the second half of our concert and opened with the march Punchinello, Light as Air featuring the bands Flugal Horn player and Euphonium player was the second item of this half and the Cornet trio Bugler’s Holiday was then performed by Debbie Caine principle cornet, Graham Hartley solo cornet and Dave Higson solo cornet. The second solo slot was taken by Sally Walker Solo tenor Horn who enchanted the audience with the horn solo Over the Rainbow. The main theme tune to the motion picture Gladiator which was one of the pieces we performed at the Ripon contest was next, followed by the march Belphegor. It was time again for film music and this time we played music from the Film Pirates of the Caribbean, the penultimate piece of the concert was All in the April Evening and we concluded with Florentiner march.

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