Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by fartycat, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    1st May - 7.30pm
    Regent Centre

    The South West Trains Woodfalls Band, who secured a very creditable fourth place at last years All England Masters Competition in Cambridge against tough opposition, will be bringing their lively mix of classical, jazz, traditional and light-hearted music to the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Sunday 1st May.

    The May Day concert will be conducted by the bands newly appointed Musical Director David Barringer BMus (Hons). David, a former member of the Coldstream Guards, former conductor of the famous 'Flowers' Brass Band and the British representative in the inaugural European Conductor of the Year competition in 2000, is currently serving as the Bandmaster to The Band of the Light Division.

    And as a way of encouraging younger brass and percussion players in the area, all children attending the concert will be admitted for the price of just £1 if accompanied by an adult.

    Brian Easterbrook, the bands secretary and cornet player said "The band does as much as we can to encourage kids to take up learning brass and percussion instruments. We have a thriving junior band and the senior ensemble regularly gives workshops to promote music to children. The concert will be an entertaining affair and we would encourage parents who have a child that plays or is thinking of playing an instrument to come along and hear the band in full flow."

    Founded in 1874 in the small village of Woodfalls near Salisbury, the band recently celebrated 130 years of music making and a decade of sponsorship from South West Trains. The band room is also home to two further bands, with over 100 children and adults practising and making music in our small village community on the edge of the New Forest.

    In the last month the brass band have been busy in the recording studios recording their latest CD plus a session with the BBC that will feature on Radio Two's Listen to the Band series sometime over the summer. The musicians are also busy preparing for a week-long trip to Switzerland in June.

    The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8, or £7 for concessions with child tickets costing £1 if accompanied by an adult.
  2. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Great idea - hope it goes well.
  3. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    Thanks Will. We're getting lots of support from the media and school music departments over the concert. Such a shame that the only media outlet who won't publicise it without a £50 payment is 4bars rest.
  4. persins

    persins Member

    It should be quite a good concert too judging by the provisional programme.

    We just need the audience to appreciate it now!!!

    IYOUNG Member

    Agreed with Will

    Absolutely Brilliant Idea, wish you all the success with it

  6. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    Here's the programme for tonight:

    National Anthem
    Summon the Dragon
    On with the Motley
    James Bond
    Mid all the Traffic
    All the Jazz
    Funny Valentine
    Armenian Fire Dance

    Grandfather's Clock
    Light Walk
    Folk Festival
    For the Love of a Princess
    Two Imps
    William Tell
  7. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Good luck for tonight and the programme sounds cracking, hope to see some of those pieces in Switzerland!

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