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Anti Cancer Charities Concert

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Anti Cancer Charities Concert

The Civic Centre in Castletown was filled on the 24th May for a concert in aid of the Anti Cancer Charities in Castletown. In the absence of our musical director, Rodney Evans, the baton was picked up by Bob Astill, our deputy Musical Director.

The concert had a traditional start with the band opening up with the march, New Colonial March by Robert Browne Hall, followed by Handel Lancasters’ expressive overture, The Lonely Mill. These were followed by one of the new items in the band library, Alan Fernie’s Alpine Lullaby before returning to another traditional piece, this time the classic euphonium solo, Grandfather Clock, which was played by the bands principle euphonium Pat Collins. The first half was then closed out with 2 arrangements by band members, an arrangement of Una Paloma Blanca by Rodney Evans followed by an arrangement of Trumpet Prelude by Les Hartill, featuring principle cornet player, Brian Osborn.

After refreshments and the raffle, the band started the second half with another Les Hartill arrangement, this time the hymn tune Crofton, followed by the march The Medallion by Harry Moreton (better known as Harry Mortimer). Then came the second solo of the evening, this time by the bands flugel horn player, Arthur Christian playing the lovely song Dimitri. The concert was rounded off with another arrangement from Rodney, this time Cuando Calienta El Sol and then Young Amadeus.

We were all delighted to welcome probably the bands youngest ever member of an audience, and a potential trombone player of the future, Claire Ennett. Claire, who is now 3 months old, is our 2nd trombone player John Ennetts’ first child and it was nice to see Claire and Ellan (John’s wife) both doing so well, in the audience.

Report by Brian Osborn

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