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Spring Concert at Lark Hill Retirement Village

[Sunday 23rd April 2023]

In many ways this is a concert we won’t forget in a hurry. Our regular conductor and band leader Dave Coble, was unable to join us due to illness, leaving us in the hands of Ian Wallis, our Band Chairman and horn player. We missed you Dave, but Ian did a great job on the day, giving us thumbs ups of encouragement.

Several people stood out for me: Wendy Miller with her solo in Rock Roll and Remember.  Sue Boyles on trumpet, and her husband Steve on tuba, thank you both very much. Simon Challender who was depping on trumpet. Sue also did a great job of encouraging clapping along to the rhythm and performing the YMCA, as did compere Wendy Burns, whose lively and friendly style went down well with the audience members. And this is one audience that didn’t take much encouragement – they certainly know how to party!

So a concert in two parts – sadness because Dave couldn’t be with us and sheer joy at the enthusiasm that the Lark Hill residents showed. We really look forward to Dave’s return and also to the next concert at Lark Hill!

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