Successful Joint Concert with Ottery Band

For the first time for several years, the band recently presented a joint concert on Marine Parade. As part of their ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ series of concerts, they were joined by the Ottery St Mary Silver Band, under their Musical Director, Andrew Harris.

A large crowd enjoyed a varied and entertaining programme of music, featuring pieces from each band’s repertoire with talented soloists from each band. But it was undoubtedly the playing of the massed bands which proved really

Almost 76 trombones!

Almost 76 trombones!

memorable. Their final item together was a spirited performance of ‘Seventy Six Trombones’, which left the audience demanding an encore. The bands duly obliged, with the foot-tapping ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’.

Lyme band’s conductor Roger Grose commented, ‘the sound of the two bands playing together was amazing, especially during the final item in which all eight trombones shared the limelight. It could probably be heard in Portland!’ Ottery’s Musical Director Andrew Harris felt that the joint concert had proved a great success and that his members had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Both agreed that the event was well worth repeating.

The last Tuesday evening concert of the summer season is on 1st September, when the programme will feature band members’ favourite pieces from their summer repertoire. Traditionally, the final concert ends with the audience joining hands in the singing of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Come and join us!

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