The band played to a very appreciative audience at Ravenfield Parish Hall on 14 November. The programme included a number of pieces that the band had been working on in the last few weeks and included three soloists and a duet. First up were Ellie and Madi with Prima and Seconda followed by a debut solo performance from Pam Stevenson with a wonderful arrangement of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.
The next soloist was another debutant as Matthew Fullelove played a wonderful baritone solo of To a Wild Rose.
The first half was brought to a close with Francis Clifford’s Film Music Suite. This is a favourite of the band and featured stand out individual performances by Ben, Sophia and Alice.
The second half started with a new Francis Clifford composition “Adventure”. This is sure to be a piece that will become and audience and band favourite.
The final soloist of the evening was Alice Heeley (another debut) who played a Flugelhorn solo of Old Folks at Home.
The finale comprised old favourites Hungarian Dance and Young and Swinging.
The organisers of the concert complimented the commitment and talent of the young players and the open respect they show their Musical Director Ken Vernon. It was clear for them to see that he passes on a wealth of knowledge and experience that is evident in the bands performances.
When they heard of the band’s journey since May 2015, they had a collection that generously swelled the bands resources by £60. A good evening all round and a return visit guaranteed.