Uplyme Horticultural Show 2022

Wow! What a scorcher! We were thrilled to be able to join in the fun and games at Uplyme Show on Saturday afternoon. The original booking was delayed by a year due to the virus so it was extra special to be there, and what a lovely event it was. There was everything going on – llamas, dog training, Morris dancing, line dancing, folk music, bouncy castle, ice cream, prosecco, Pimms and loads of interesting stalls plus the show tent for all the exhibits and produce. The venue was perfect and the organisers had thought of everything. The weather could not have been kinder – in fact it was almost too hot as the sun beat down throughout the afternoon. We played a variety of pieces including marches, music from stage and screen and the ever popular Sweet Caroline, which must be this year’s summer anthem after the Jubilee. We even dragged out The Birdie Song but sadly no-one in the audience stepped forward to do the actions! Perhaps it was too hot for dancing! Hopefully this piece will re-appear when we do our concerts on the seafront this summer – so be warned as audience participation will be expected.

The band is always pleased to welcome guest players and on this occasion we were joined on trombone by a young man from Spain. Santiago Pena Cuenca is fifteen years old and is staying with the Migliari family in Uplyme for a month. He has been playing trombone for nine years and is a member of the band at his school, the Fernando Remacha Conservatory in Tudela. We already have young players Orlando and Enzo Migliari on horn and cornet as well as Jonathan on trombone, all of whom play with us regularly, so we were delighted to welcome another young player to our ranks, albeit on a temporary basis.

We are now getting ready for our next engagement which will be a concert on Marine Parade on Sunday, 24th July which will include the annual RNLI Songs of Praise Service. Our Tuesday evening concerts will commence on Tuesday, 26th July at 7.45 pm and we are looking forward to seeing old friends and new. Words Gilly. Photos courtesy of Christian Galvin and Justin Migliari

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