Last of the Summer Concerts

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Despite the difficulty in getting bandstand jobs these days with the cutbacks in spending from local councils, the band has still managed to perform a number of outdoor concerts this summer.

Duet Video Clip:
Vicky Mace & Phil Godden

I’ll Not Turn Back

Deal Bandstand – 24th June


We are always pleased to perform for an audience and on a hot and sunny what afternoon by the sea, what typifies the Great British way of life more than sitting in a deck chair listening to a brass band.

We had an excellent concert on this afternoon at Deal Memorial Bandstand and a good sized and appreciative audience despite competing with the England World Cup match.

Thanks to Sian, Elaine and Ricky for helping out fill the vacancies we had for the day.


Deal Programme

First Half

  • Make His Praise Glorious
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
  • Light as Air
  • Donegal Bay
  • Ticket to Ride
  • I’ll Not Turn Back
  • Queen’s Park Melody
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • MacArthur Park

Second Half

  • Westward Ho!
  • Concerto D’Aranjuez
  • Serenade
  • My Fair Lady
  • An Untold Story
  • Slipping Through My Fingers
  • Three Kings Swing
  • Haven’t Met You Yet
Pictured Soloists of the Day:

  • Alan Smithers (Tenor Horn) : Untold Story
  • Emma Pettifer (Flugel Horn) : Concerto D’Aranjuez
  • Phil Alker (Baritone) : Donegal Bay
  • Bob Turner (Soprano) : Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

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Hythe Festival – 8th July

On Sunday 8th July, the band opened the second day of the Hythe Festival. Thanks to our deps for helping out on such a blisteringly hot day. Despite having no percussionist for the first 3 pieces (he got slightly lost), the band played well and was thoroughly appreciated.

The set was a shortened version of our summer programme and consisted of the following :-

  • March Death of Glory
  • Con Fuego (Soloist Richard Warren)
  • One Moment in Time
  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentine (Soloist Bob Turner)
  • Les Miserables
  • An Untold Story (Soloist Alan Smithers)
  • Queens Park Melody
  • Three Kings Swing.