End of Another Successful Summer Season

‘Auld Lang Syne’ echoed across Marine Parade last week, marking the end of another very successful season of summer concerts for the band, which this year had begun on 18th June.

With the weather greatly improved on last year, they regularly entertained large and appreciative crowds. Just one Tuesday concert was cancelled because of rain, leaving a total of seventeen performances. As a result of the good weather, collections have been very encouraging and will help provide the band with financial security through the winter months.

Joining in!

Joining in!

Once again, a popular feature was the regular children’s spot, when youngsters were invited to come forward and join the band to play a range of percussion instruments. Several players on holiday in Lyme Regis joined the band for their regular concerts. They included brothers David and Richard Thomas, and young German trombonist Conrad Groezinger. Another holidaymaker was Mark Peacock, Associate Conductor of the famous Fairey Band, who conducted the band in a cameo appearance.

Lyme Regis resident Nigel Ball, a regular concert attender, stepped forward to express the thanks of not only those present, but of the people of Lyme Regis, who appreciated the important role the band played in the local community. The audience then linked arms for the singing of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, an appropriate close to another successful season.

Musical Director John Powell expressed thanks to all who had supported the band throughout the summer and presented thank-you gifts to the regular collectors. In thanking the audience for their support, he commented, ‘this has been a memorable summer season for us. We now return to the practice room and begin preparation for our Christmas Concert on Friday 13th December at the Woodmead Halls’.

                      

                         SNAPSHOTS OF SUMMER 2013

 

   

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