Festival of Remembrance 2018

Congratulations to the Lyme Regis Branch of the Royal British Legion for organising a spectacular Festival of Remembrance Concert at the Woodmead Halls.
The entertainment was varied, including local singing group Harbour Voices, talented soloist Harvey Causley, who was representing local youth music group BSharp, readings by Alexandra Wood and David Ruffle, who had both penned very moving poems and a splendid piper, Scott Graham.
The evening also included the Parade of British Legion Standards, always a stirring movement, plus the Service of Remembrance which featured The Last Post and Reveille as the red poppies fell and concluded with a rendition of I Vow to Thee, my Country sung by Helen Webber followed by the band playing Sunset and Land of Hope and Glory.
It was a super evening – our pieces included Westward Ho!, London River and Bandology and several singalong numbers. Catherine Lancaster performed Share My Yoke beautifully and Bob Lovett made an excellent job of Last Post and Reveille.
We were very pleased to have some guest players with us – Malcolm Caddy on Euphonium and Laura Caddy, Geoff Davis and Bob on cornet and we are very grateful to them for their help.
Last, but not least, the band was conducted by David Tozer who did an amazing job. This concert can be a bit fraught for the Conductor as we are playing bits and pieces throughout the evening, as well as our set numbers. However David was on top of things throughout and we all benefited from his quiet confidence. Thank you, David!
All in all it was a lovely evening, in aid of a good cause, and the band was delighted to be part of it.

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