Mount Charles on BBC1!

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Kerwintootle, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

    Mount Charles to play at the Lord Mayor’s Parade

    Mount Charles are delighted to have been invited by the Lord Mayor Elect himself to take part in the parade in London on Saturday 12th November. Lord Mayor Elect David Brewer a Cornishman was elected on 29th September, as the 678th Lord Mayor of the City of London. The band will be travelling to London on Friday 11th before taking part in the street parade on the Saturday. Terry Sleeman, solo baritone said ‘It’s a great honour for the band to be asked to take part in the parade, and to represent Cornwall at such a high profile event’. The parade is followed by masses of media and is broadcast worlwide by the BBC and live coverage can be seen on Saturday 12th on BBC1 at 10.45am.

    The band will travel back after the parade, ready to start preparations for Brass in Concert the following week.
     
  2. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Did any one see much of Mount Charles on the tv on Saturday morning? I'd just turned the tv on as the commentator was explaining how the new Lord Mayor would be looking forward to seeing the Mount Charles band as he comes from Cornwall - cameras focus on Lord Mayor for this comment (band heard in background) - then camera returns to parade just in time to see back row cornets heading off into distance - shame.

    Did any of the other cameras catch them?

    Good view of the massed bands of South and West Yorkshire Police though - very smart.

     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I saw most of the broadcast and thought the coverage was worse than ever this year, constantly chopping and changing, with the commentary often out of sync with what was on the screen. Very few of the bands got much air-time, and as for the interviewers getting in the way that was unforgivable - we almost cheered when one of the band's marshalls manhandled them out of the way!
     

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