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Afternoon Delight, 28th April 2019
Afternoon Delight concert at Mountsorrel Memorial Centre, Sunday 28th April 2019.
This afternoon concert threw up more than the usual share of challenges for the band. A number of players were coming back from holiday, one couple practically calling in en route for home and others playing between doing the post travel grocery shopping and putting it all away! Another player had to race home for forgotten music and the rest of us simply had a new venue to get used to. Fortunately we had the dual rocks of Dave Coble wielding the baton and Eddie Pearson compering. So we’ll always be ok in a pub quiz if there’s a question about the origins of Colonel Bogey. (And if you weren’t listening, it has nothing to do with noses!)
We played a programme that included many new pieces including Waltz Number 2, William Tell Fantasia, National Emblem, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and the Devil’s Galop as well as firm favourites such as The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. Devil’s Galop was introduced to the audience as the theme from Dick Barton, Special Agent which raised a ripple of recognition from the audience. Nothing dates an audience like the pieces they recognise!
The audience was small but very select and extremely appreciative. All the afternoon’s challenges melted away with the positive comments and whole hearted applause. As she left the car park, one lady wound down her window to say “thank you - it was superb afternoon!”
Nothing more need be said!
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