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Nanpantan Arts Festival
This concert was performed as part of the Nanpantan Arts Festival, on Thursday 10th May 2017. The festival included many different acts and, on the Thursday night, us!
The venue was Holywell Primary School, the old stamping ground for several band members, which brought back a few fond memories.
For this concert we were lucky enough to be compered by Pat Rozycka. Pat usually plays clarinet for the band but sadly broke her collar bone in an accident and was unable to play. However, we gained by her unfortunate event as she regaled the audience with the background of the pieces we played. When introducing Thunderbirds she did a countdown from 5, very familiar to those of us of a certain age who were avid fans! She also told us the given name of Lady Penelope’s chauffeur Parker, (Aloysius) - very useful information for a pub quiz.
The hall was filled with an audience of all ages who thoroughly appreciated the programme of popular tunes. At the end of Tall Ships one audience member as heard to exclaim “Wow!” but the best comment, to Pat from a Scottish lady, was how much she enjoyed Braveheart! It was pleasing to get such positive feedback from an audience who clearly enjoys music enough to stage a week of events.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed