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Autumn concert at Sage Cross Methodist Church

[Saturday 14th October 2023]

Our Autumn concert at the Sage Cross Methodist Church in Melton Mowbray was accompanied by typically cool Autumn weather but a warm welcome awaited the band inside. This was the last of our latest set of performances and included regular pieces from the summer set as well as one or two new ones to keep band members on their toes.

Solos by Thomas Chan (Over the Rainbow) and Zoe Felton (Romance from “The Gadfly”) punctuated a varied selection of marches, film and TV music and lighter pieces such as Fiesta, March of the Tin Soldiers and Ballet Egyptian. As we approach Remembrance Day in a few weeks time the band played “In Flanders Field”, a setting of the John McCrae poem to music and finished off with an Elvis medley called American Trilogy. The encore of “See the Conquering Hero comes” leading into “Rule Britannia” had the audience singing along and brought the evening to a wonderful close.

The band is grateful for the assistance from deps of Andy (Bass Clarinet), Ian (Baritone Sax) and Stuart (Bass Trombone) as well as support from Steve Boyles again on Tuba.

The evening raised over £420 which will be divided equally between the 3 charities supported by the Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit, these being Water Aid, Shelter Box and Sight Savers. Unfortunately Sage Cross will close in January 2024 and worship will transfer across to the smaller Sandy Lane Methodist Church so this will probably be our last visit to play for the Methodist Church in Melton.

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