Presidents Evening 2015

This evening family and friends of Burneside Brass attended our annual presidents evening. The event was held at Burneside Cricket club.

The Burneside Brass Training Band under the direction of Dave Higson started the evening by performing Slaidburn, Abide with Me, Annie’s song performed by Grace Cooke Flugel Horn and John-Henry 1st Baritone and they concluded their performance with the Theme tune from Pirates.

After their performance three awards were presented

Best attendance at the Training Band Tom Bowen- Burke
Most improved beginner John Cooke
Best improved player Grace Cooke

After the training band members had left the stand it was the turn of the main band to entertain the audience.

Under the Direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston we started our performance with the March Boots and Saddles Arr D Higson and then the following solo items were performed

Ave Maria Debbie Caine Principal Cornet
Tuba Smarties Tony Draper Eb Bass
Only Love David Henley Soprano Cornet
Gerorgia on my Mind Harold Roberts Flugel Horn
The Acrobat Craig Woods Solo Trombone
Bonnie Annie Laurie Dave Higson Solo Horn
Portrait of my Love David French Solo Euphonium
Air and Rondo Peter Gratrix Eb Bass

Presentation of Awards

Musical Directors Award Dave Higson Solo Horn
The Maggie Lees Award Craig Woods Solo Trombone

Pat Parkinson was presented with a leaving gift as she has recently stepped down from the Band .

The outgoing band President Peter Crawford was presented with a Pewter Tankard and a Musical decorated fruit cake.

We closed our performance with the March Peace and Plenty Arr Laurie Johnston.

 

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