On Sunday 17th June 2012 Burneside Brass performed at the St Thomas’ Church party in the park, after the very poor weather of the last few days it was nice that the organisers of this event had fine weather throughout the whole afternoon.
We played two sets of music throughout this engagement and we opened the first half of our programme with the March Trafalgar, followed by The film music from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Concerto De Arenjuez, The Floral dance, The Rose of Tralee Arr L Johnston and we concluded our first half with I vow to thee my Country. We completed our first half of the programme early so that a new section of the band could take to the stand and play to the gathered audience.
In February 2012 the Burneside Brass Academy was formed under the direction of Nicola Bell, after weeks of excellent practice it was decided that the Academy would perform at the Party in the Park.
The Burneside Brass Academy took their places and performed three pieces of music, The march When the Saints go marching in arranged by one of the senior players, the Hymn tune Eventide and a piece of music entitled Major Dance. At the end of their performance the players took a well deserved bow to the rapturous applause from the gathered audience.
After a short break the senior band took their places to begin the second half of our programme we opened with Florentiner, The film music from the Gladiators, The Lazy Trumpeter, Ravenswood, Demelza, Oaklahoma, Buglers Holiday, Jerusalem and we closed our performance with the march Imperial Echoes.
Soloists of the day were:-
Harold Roberts – Flugel Horn performing Concerto De Arenjuez
John Kirby – Repiano Cornet performing The Lazy Trumpeter
Dave Higson – Solo Horn performing Demelza
Debbie Caine Principal Cornet, Graham Hartley Solo Cornet and Dave Higson Solo Cornet performing Buglers Holiday