Children in Need Concert
The annual Children in Need concert took place on Saturday 10th November and started a bit of a hectic weekend for the band. As with last year the event was well attended and saw both the band and Hawkhurst Primary School children perform in the evening’s concert. The programme for the evening opened with Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s “Horizons” a new piece for the band and one that saw an unusual seating arrangement with basses sitting in the front row cornet positions, trombones standing at the back and cornets around the sides. It is amazing how different the band can sound just by altering the position of the players.
As well as this exciting opener the band played a number of new pieces including “Beerwah” from Barrie Gott’s “Glasshouse Sketches” and the “Sandpaper Ballet” featuring Sharon and Colin on ever enlarging pieces of sand paper.
Ian took the opportunity to show off the prize winning horn section (see previous article) and also introduced some new jokes during the breaks between pieces.
Saturday’s Programme is listed below:
Horizons, Georgia on My Mind (Solo Cornet Solo : Any Hill), Cornets A Go-Go (Cornet Feature), Vitae Lux, What A Wonderful World (Flugel Horn Solo : Chris Cannings), Hymns of Praise, My Old Kentucky Home (Euphonium Solo : David Newsom), Sandpaper Ballet (Duet : Sharon Pond & Colin Batt), Choralle & Rockout.
The Cossack, Beerwah (2nd Movement from Glasshouse Sketches), Cool Breeze (Trombone Solo : Colin Batt), Ruby Tuesday, Feelings (Tenor Horn Solo : Alan Smithers), It Don’t Mean a Thing, Birdland.
Kraken, The Muppet Show Theme.