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Glorious Queens Park

[Sunday 7th August 2022]

What better way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon than relaxing in the park listening to a band in the bandstand. And if that is in Queens Park in Loughborough with the fabulous floral displays in flower beds and baskets on a warm and sunny afternoon perhaps with an ice cream from the café or a picnic from home then so much the better. Add in the sounds of the Loughborough Concert Band and you can’t go far wrong, at least that’s what many people thought on the 7th of August and judging by the comments afterwards they weren’t disappointed.

Our conductor, Dave Coble, put together a varied programme to cater for all tastes for what was probably the largest audience the band had seen in the park for many years. Music included pieces from film and tv, popular songs and band standards all introduced by our regular compere Eddie Pearson who always comes up with some titbit to make us smile. One piece we performed for the first time was Fiesta Y Flores, a recently published piece dedicated to the Las Fallas festivities in Valencia giving the programme a bit of latin feel. We finished with one of our favourite pieces, Highland Cathedral.

With several players on holiday we are grateful to our two deps, Sue on tenor sax and Ted on bass trombone, for joining us in the park. Our next concert will be in St Botolph’s church, Shepshed when we will join with the Caroline Sharpe Singers for the foodbank fundraising concert on 17th September.

Ian W

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LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed