Today Burneside Brass provided musical support for two Remembrance events in the South Lakes.
On Sunday morning under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston we provided musical support for the Remembrance Service at Kendal Parish Church.
Our in going voluntaries were
Hymn to the Fallen
I Vow to thee My Country
During the service we accompanied the Organist playing the hymns that were sung today.
Debbie Caine and Joh Kirkby played The Last Post and Reveille.
Reflective piece of music was “Fallen Heroes” The Mansions of the Lord Arr D Higson
Outgoing Voluntary was Arromanches March
On Sunday afternoon under the direction of Mr Bill Hartley the Main band and the Training band joined forces and provided the musical support for the Windermere Remembrance parade.
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.
This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston was part of the entertainment for the Centenary concert for the Women’s Institute held at the Kendal Parish Church.
We shared the platform this evening with Gabriel Reid on oboe, Emily Robinson (soprano) and Alex Phillips (piano), OttoVoce Director: Tracey Penwarden and Colin Dean (organ)
We were honoured to open the concert with Jerusalem and then continued with Just a Closer Walk, The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston and we ended our first part of our programme with the 1914 March.
Our second part of the programme was Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston, Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston, Skyfall and Ticket to Ride.
We closed the WI Centenary celebration concert with Pirates of the Caribbean, The Acrobat, Boots and Saddles Arr D Higson and The National Anthem.
Soloists tonight were
Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Craig Woods featuring in Just a Closer Walk
Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone and Peter Gratrix EEb Bass, performing the duet The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston.
Dave Higson Solo Horn performing the horn solo Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston.
Craig Woods Solo Trombone performing The Acrobat.
This engagement was the last event for our 2nd Horn player Pat Parkinson who has decided it is time to step down form the band. All of us at Burneside Brass wish to thank Pat for everything she has done for the band during her time with the band; she will be missed by us all.
We do however welcome Alice Carthy who will be now taking the 2nd horn seat as the band moves forward in the 3rd section.
This engagement was the last one of this year’s summer season and tonight we would like to thank the following for helping us out tonight,
Leo – Solo Cornet, Adrian – Soprano Cornet, John Redgate Solo Euphonium, Cyril Stoneham – EEb Bass and Mike Unsworth BBb Bass who very kindly stepped in at the very last minute and travelled from St Helens to play for us.