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Concert at All Saints Church Thurcaston.
This concert was held on a beautiful evening. The trees were in blossom and the evening was warm and sunny. The organisers of the concert asked us to play in a Royal vein as this was a day of a Royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Chelsea beat Manchester United in the FA Cup Final (not something for which we were asked to play commemorative music!) and the audience was in the right mood for a party!
And the band provided the music. We took them through a march (Luftwaffe March) and jazz classics such as Take Five, and well known favourites such as Yesterday and I Know Him so Well as well as old favourites such as the medley The Best of the Seekers.
The second half of the concert included the Royal connection: Royal Review, The Royal Fireworks and Pomp and Circumstance Number 4.
Solos were taken by Zoe Felton on Alto Saxophone, Kevin Massey on Trumpet and Steve Simpson on Euphonium. The role of compere was taken for this concert by the lead flautist, Yvonne Renouf who entertained us with such nuggets as that of Paul McCartney who apparently considered writing a song called Scrambled Egg, and changing it, for the better, to Yesterday.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed