2018 – Brede

The band once again enjoyed their annual concert in aid of Brede British Legion’s Poppy Appeal during the evening of Thursday 6th December. This year we played at St George’s Church in Brede rather than the Village Hall and it proved to be a much more amenable venue with lovely acoustics.

Although it was a miserable, rainy and windy night outside, the very appreciative audience were entertained by some excellent playing and four soloists who were on top form. Thanks go to the ladies who organised the refreshments – especially Wendy for her excellent lemon drizzle cake, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs!

Congratulations to Charlotte and Isabel O’Neill who were awarded the Most Improved Senior Player and Most Improved Junior Player Awards respectively. The videos show the band playing Walking in the Air, the theme from The Snowman and part of Paul Lovett-Cooper’s ‘A Christmas Finale’.

Thanks to our deps – especially the 2 last minute ones to cover work and illness ! Gareth Burrows, Rosie Wilcock, Andy and Mick

As well as the super verbal feedback from audience members at the end of the concert we also an email to Graeme the next day :

Just a short note ask you to pass on our thanks for a wonderful concert last night. Growing up in Yorkshire villages I have heard many bands but none as versatile and progressive in their choice of pieces as Cranbrook. I would have gladly walked from Yorkshire to hear Thriller which rivalled the Bond medley of a few years ago in its daring. Benedictus was also outstanding but it was all just so good. Thank you all for an outstanding concert.’