Last ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ Concert of the Season

Summer is rather rapidly drawing to a close and yesterday the band played its last of four Sunday afternoon concerts. Although the weather was not ideal with occasional drizzle, there was a good turnout of holidaymakers who were quick to show their appreciation of the band’s performance.

An open invitation exists for any brass players on holiday in the area to join us us in concert, so we were delighted to welcome two such players who are pictured below. Young Jak was staying at his grandmother’s in Weymouth and came along with his parents and grandmother. Jak hails from Stoke-on-Trent and plays with the Rode Hall Silver Band which is based near Congleton. Trombone player David, from Derbyshire, is no stranger to us. He pointed out that this was his twentieth year holidaying locally and joining in the band concerts, commenting that he must definitely be the longest-serving guest player!

Jak

Jak

 

David – 20 years a guest

 

 

Probably our youngest volunteer!

Probably our youngest volunteer!

 

Audiences always enjoy participation by the children and they were delighted when band member Adrian Pearson lined them up to take part in the band’s contribution of that great Queen hit, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. The children joined in with great enthusiasm and a pretty good sense of rhythm.

Only two concerts remain in our Tuesday evening series, ‘Music by the Sea’. If you haven’t joined us yet, come along before it’s too late – 8 p.m. on Marine Parade.

After 4......

Ready: after 4……!

View from the bass line

View from the bass line

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Tuesday Update: Last night we were joined by more members of the Rode Hall Silver Band, Anna Whitehurst, her husband and daughter Eleanor. While the parents helped out the cornet section, Eleanor joined the baritones. We hope you enjoyed your evening!

The Whitehurst Family

The Whitehurst Family

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