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Park Concert at Queen’s Park Loughborough.

[Sunday 30th June 2024]

The word of the day was snug. And not in the pub sense.

We installed ourselves snugly into the beautifully decorated bandstand at Queen’s Park.

How did the band get so big? I’m sure there was more room at Remembrance!

Once settled, we realised that we were surrounded by a sizable audience of

people who braved the rather uncertain weather. The programme we had prepared was a

mix of marches (The Thunderer) show tunes (I don’t know how to love him) theme from radio

and television (Devils Galop, better know as the theme from Dick Barton and Hawaii 5-0)

and light classics such as Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

 

The highly appreciative audience enjoyed an hour and a half of music which culminated in

an encore of The Magnificent Seven and closed with the National Anthem.

It’s impossible to mention the many, many individual players that played featured spots in

the programme but everyone brave enough to play in such splendid isolation rose to the

challenge magnificently. In fact, everyone played their part as did our compere, Eddie

 Pearson. We were helped out by talented deps, Frances Tart on Clarinet, Steph Blatchly on

trumpet and Rachel Blatchly on trombone.

 

New concert dates are still being added but for up-to-date concert listings please visit www.loughboroughconcertband.co.uk  where you will also find details of playing opportunities.

 

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