Wow! What an amazing evening of entertainment!
The show started with a blast with StarWars and our very own Darth Vader (Ken Mitchell) who marched in and conducted the band with his lightsaber.It was a great way to start the concert and as Obi-Wan Kenobi once said “In my experience there is no such thing as luck.”.
We then went onto Bring Him Home a soprano cornet solo played by our soprano player Carol Devereau. This is a beautiful piece and played superbly last night.
Then the Phantom arrived (Jack Divers) with his mask and cloak and could be seen in the shadows of the church, and as the band moved from the Overture into Think of Me, he could be heard and seen cackling from the balcony.
Following this great opener from the band we then had 3 songs performed by Matt Creer and Josephine Evans on Cello. This was a great duo and an insight into his new album coming soon!Then we returned to the band for A Disney Fantasy, and the finally of the first half was Pirates of the Caribbean – where our very own pirates James Devereau and Reece Lally fought in the aisle.
There were cakes and treats that had been made by supporters of the band for the interval and these were well received by the audience! Thank you to everyone who helped with the refreshments!
The second half then kicked off with Come Follow the Band a feature for our Bass Section. We also had our very own circus acts, clown (Jack Divers) and acrobats (Ihona Bridges (from DTB Youth Band) and Daisy Divers)
The we heard the amazing Anagh Coar School Choir, they sang the Circle of Life from the Lion King and Help by the Beatles. It was spine tingling good and if you want to see more from them they are performing tomorrow with Aled Jones – https://www.villagaiety.com/highlighted-show-pages/aled-jones/
The band then continued with the famous piece There’s No Business Like Show Business.
Matt then took the stage for his second spot and finished with a breathtaking version of Gethsemane Jesus Christ Superstar!
The band then played Hymn to the fallen with the two Buglers Robert Mitchell and Rebecca Bailey playing at the back of the hall.
The finale of the evening was Eve of War from War of the Worlds – Chris Maybury introduced this with the credits from the film.
The band had an encore up there sleeve which was All the Jazz from Chicago! A great way to finish a truly spectacular concert!
More pictures can be found here – Google Photo Album
A massive thank you to Event Lighting Services the special effects were epic!
Thanks to everyone who supported the band in this concert as part of our 130th Anniversary year. If you would like to get updates about any up coming concerts please complete the form below –