The band returned to the Walled Garden in Sunbury on the 1st of July – a lovely setting and beautiful weather.
Several solos were played, including Matt Baker on cornet playing The Miniature, Joe Smith playing Post Horn Galop (on a post horn) and Stephanie Scholes playing Demelza on soprano cornet.
There was fantastic audience participation with all the moves to YMCA, singing with Beatles Medley and dancing with Buddy!
The first concert of 2018 took place in The Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton on 24th February.
With a theme of 50s, 60s, 70s, it featured a broad mix of music styles from the period and opened with At the Sound of the Swinging Cymbal which is perhaps better known as the theme tune from 1960s music show Pick of the Pops.
Other music included selections by Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Cliff Richard and songs Cant take my eyes off you and YMCA.
As usual the band sold raffle tickets with proceeds being shared with the bands nominated charity which this year is The Rainbow Trust.
The band always plays carols during December to raise funds and for it’s chosen charity which this year is The Rainbow Trust.
This year the band braved the very cold weather and played in Cobham High Street multiple times and also in Cobham service station.
In addition, a Christmas concert was held in St Matthews Church in Surbiton where the music played included In The Bleak Mid Winter, Marys Boy Child and Schneewalzer