German band visits Waltham St. Lawrence

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by kp51, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. kp51

    kp51 Member

    The latest visit in the regular exchange between Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band and our German partners Musikveirein Friesheim (MVF), from Erfstadt, near Cologne, took place between 16th and 19th July 2010. Though the time was short, the bands packed in a lot of activity, both musical and social, and a great time was had by all.

    Highlight of the weekend was the wedding between WSL chairman Jane Lynn and her firefighter fiance and regular band supporter Ben Midgly. Not many people have a full brass band to play at their wedding, even fewer have two complete bands in the church and at the reception, and just to ensure this was a unique occasion, an overture was premiered and the bride played a flugel solo as well!

    As well as performing at the wedding, the bands put on a joint concert together with the tribute band Taking Care of Elvis at Twyford's Loddon Hall on Sunday evening. The show was sold out, a rare experience for most bands.

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