A succesful Kippax Band club concert

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by flugelman, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. flugelman

    flugelman Member

    Last Sunday saw the return of the Kippax Band playing at the Kippax Band club. This was the first official concert for the band under their recently appointed Musical Director David Horn.

    David chose a mixture of new and established music, all of which demonstrated the Band's new found confidence and enthusism under his directorship. The concert featured a solo from the band's principal cornet Nigel Darbyshire and a duet from Solo Euphonium Colin Moss and Flugel player Sam Spedding. All the music on offer was well received by the knowledegable capacity audience

    The band also dedicated the concert to the memory of Keith Wardle who sadly passed away in May of this year at the age of 50. During a speech by Colin Moss the bands Chairman, Keith was acknowledged as the most successful conductor of the Kippax Band on the contest stage, and a hugely popular figure within the Kippax Band organisation as a whole. The Band remembered Keith by playing two of his own arrangements and another by his brother Mark. Mark Wardle and members of his family as well as friends of Keith were in the audience.

    The concert was also the first with the Kippax Band for our new signing on cornet. Bob Walker who has joined after a spell conducting the Horbury Victoria Band and we are we are now fortunate that he is sharing his wealth of experience and enjoying his music making on the back line cornet section here at Kippax.

    David Jackson
    Kippax Band
     

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