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Concert in Queens' Park Loughborough
This was a glorious day and a most enjoyable concert. The park was flooded with really hot sunshine, a breeze that made musicians reach for the peg bag and many members of the public who made up the appreciative - if scattered - audience. The audience had to scatter to what shade they could find, making it more of a challenge than usual for Eddie Pearson, our compere.
We played two halves, started with The Washington Post (Sousa) and the programme after that took on themes from film and television. The second half opened with Royal Review (Arnold Steck) and again took in well known themes and included another sparkling performance from Henry on drums as he kept us guessing with his solo! Zoe Felton also took a solo with Romance from The Gadfly on alto saxophone.
We were lucky to be helped out by talented deps, old friends Steve Boyles, Katherine Lee and Sue Masters and a new friend, Helen Cutting, on trumpet.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed