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Concert at Lark Hill Retirement Home.
Sunday 8th April 2018
Lark Hill Retirement Home
It has to be said from the outset that some band members dressed for cool outdoor weather so the warmth of the air temperature caused a few flushed faces by the interval! That was nothing, however, compared to the warmth of the reception that the Lark Hill residents afforded us.
The programme was carefully planned with a view to the residents’ likely preferences and it was certainly a hit. We could hear murmurs of pleased recognition as Eddie Pearson, our compere for the event, announced such numbers as The Best of the Seekers or Les Miserables. The band took them on a journey of flight (Luftwaffe March and Come Fly with Me,) train travel (Coronation Scot,) space-time travel (Doctor Who and Star wars) and we finished with Magnificent Men - another musical reference to flight. However, without doubt, the best received piece was Floral Dance, Mr Wogan still being held in great affection.
Band members featured in the programme were Keven Massey (trumpet) and Steve Simpson (Euphonium) on I know him so well as well as Zoe Felton for Take Five. Further special mention needs to be made of Katie Campsall, our youngest band member who played her first concert with us as our drummer.
Many members of the audience came to thank us and tell us how much they enjoyed the concert and our playing. It’s always good to get feedback and tells us were we’re getting things right. Here’s to the next one!
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed