Congratulations to Hagbourne Choir for performing to a packed audience at St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne, expertly lead by MD Louise Rapple Moore. This was the choir’s first formal concert. Items included a selection from Mamma Mia, ‘From a Distance’ and ‘Blue Moon’. Blewbury band provided a handful of favourites including ‘Floral Dance’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’. The pieces played by the band were chosen from the programme of our upcoming St George’s Day concert. If you would like to hear more, please come along to the Blewbury Village Hall on Sat 23rd April.
Thank you to Lousie and the choir for inviting us to take part. It was a lovely concert in a beautiful setting.
The Learner and Beginner bands presented their annual Spring Concert last night at Blewbury School. Approximately 40 people took part ranging in age from eight to adult. The Beginner Band opened the show with ‘Hoedown’ which was followed by two spirituals and a hymn tune. The Learner Band performed some of the new music it has been working on this term including ‘Texas Tango’ and ‘Rock Around the Clock’.
We were also joined by children from the Blewbury School Brass Group who entertained their parents with ‘Hot Cross Buns’ and ‘Old MacDonald’.Learner Band players Ben (trombone), Natalie (baritone), George (trumpet) and Jasper (tenor horn) all performed fantastic solos.
Members of the Wallingford Welsh Association also came along and very kindly donated £300 to the Learner Band for the purchase of instruments. Thank you! In honour of our Welsh visitors we finished the concert with a rousing rendition of ‘Delilah’.
Saturday 16th April, 2pm
Cornerstone Outdoor Concert and ‘Have a Blow’ event
The band is actively looking for new players (both young and old and complete beginners to experienced brass players). We are holding a promotional event outside the cornerstone to attract new members.
Come and listen to the young players in our Learner Band playing their favourite pieces. There will also be a ‘Have a Blow’ where you will be able to try some instruments used in the brass band and talk to members of the main band.
Saturday 19th March 2016, 7pm
‘The Rhythm of life’ Joint concert with Hagbourne Choir
Please join us in St Andrews Church, East Hagbourne for a joint concert with the Hagbourne Choir. The band will be performing a selection of pieces including Singing in the Rain, Eleanor Rigby, Floral Dance and Blaydon Races.
Tickets are available on the door priced at £6.