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Sutton Bonnington Show
What is a country show without a band? Well, rather hollow in some ways, and Loughborough Concert Band was exactly the band for the job at Sutton Bonnington Show.
The weather definitely didn’t let the show organisers down and the many visitors were able to sample the attractions in blazing sunshine and with a soundtrack that was as well chosen as ever. Rousing numbers such as Colonel Bogey (Alford) and Fiesta (Bocci) and An American Trilogy (Richards) were a contrast to more dreamy pieces such as (Romance, from The Gadfly) Shostakovich, Shepherd’s Song (Richards)and Over the Rainbow (Arlen, arr Barker.)
We were lucky to receive several compliments, one from a former player who was greatly impressed by our performance.
It’s always hard to single out players from a group endeavour but special mention should go to Zoe Felton on Saxophone for her solo in Romance and Thomas Chan on trombone for his solo in Over the Rainbow.
Thanks to Dave Coble for all his hard work getting us match fit and to the indefatigable Ian Wallis for arranging our role at the show.
And many, many thanks to our wonderful Deps, Katherine Lee on Clarinet and Ruth Godfrey on Baritone Saxophone.
LCB at St Botolph's Church, Shepshed