Alexandra Gardens bandstand

The band made its debut appearance at the Alexandra Park bandstand in Windsor on 31st August and the location couldn’t be better – with views of both the castle and the river.  Opened in 2016 by the Queen, this bandstand must be one of the newest around and replaces a derelict one that was removed over 30 years ago!

Musical Director Steven Williams chose a wide variety of music for the program and opened with Entry of the Gladiators (Julius Fucik).   Other music included Be A Clown (Cole Porter arr. Alan Fernie) and The Best of Abba (Anderson & Ulvaeus arr. Bernaerts), as well as a  number of pieces that featured particular instruments including Pie Jesu (Webber arr. R. Steadman-Allen) with Stephanie on Soprano and Mat Baker on cornet.

The concert concluded with the epic Starbust (Dan Price).

 

Vera Fletcher Hall 2019

‘The Best of Brass’ was the theme for a concert at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton on the 23rd of February, the first engagement of the year.

The audience and band had an enjoyable evening with some very well known brass music as well as other popular pieces that fitted the ‘Best of’ theme.

Entry of the Gladiators started the show which also included Hey Jude, The Floral Dance and All through the night.

Soloists were :

  • Mat Baker on Cornet playing Trumpeter’s Lullaby
  • John Wilde on Baritone playing Rusalka’s Song to the Moon
  • Stephanie Scholes on Soprano Cornet playing Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana

Special thanks go to Billy Fletcher who was guest conductor for the evening.