Sunday, 7 April 2013

6th April 2013 In Concert at Swanland Village Hall

First concert of the year:

Beverley Brass Band took to stage at Swanland Village Hall for their first concert of the year. This was an entirely re-vamped programme for the New Year. The band drafted in the expertise of former Musical Director, Jim Johnson on Euphonium (stepping in for the 'temporarily out of action' Eddie Pybus who broke his wrist). The band also had help from Rhodri Williams (a bass player from The University of Hull Brass Band) who has subsequently agreed to be part of the band in its build-up to the Hardraw Scar entertainments Contest. 

Kind of a panorama of the band with Peter our MD covering the stitches....

(Many thanks to Holly Wilkinson for the photographs)

The band played a well varied programme including the Black Dyke's signature march 'Knight Templar' and the landscape-evoking piece 'Oregon' (turning out to be an audience favourite). The soloists included principal cornet, Katherine Hanover, Solo Euphonium, Jim Johnson and Solo Tenor Horn, Pete Wilson. The soloists played 'Buster Strikes Back', 'Grandfather's Clock' and 'He 'aint heavy he's my brother', respectively.

Pete Wilson - Horn Solo

The band even had some choreography to tackle with. 'Joy, Peace and Happiness' proved to be an audience foot-tapper and the Louisianna Funeral style of 'The Old Rugged Cross' saw the cornets march to the stage. 

MD Peter Kench said he felt that 'the night was a great success. The varied audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the band played very well. We are looking forward to our return to Swanland in December and to the rest of the concert series'.

more photos....

Band on auto pilot

(New music stand)

  The end
(But we will return on Saturday 7th December)