Last night my son and I had the pleasure of playing in our first concert with the Bewdley Concert Band as part of the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal Proms Concert. As the newest members of the Band we were both nervous and excited by the fact that our Musical Director Ian felt we were ready to perform and spent every free minute we could find during the last week practising the 12 pieces we were to play.
Being a proms concert we had the traditional favourites on the programme, Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Nimrod and Jerusalem. But we also included some band classics such as Highland Cathedral and fun pieces Pirates of the Caribbean and Thriller. We may not have played every note correctly, but we had a great night surrounded by a group of musicians who have alot of fun playing music and in support of a wonderful cause.
Take a look at one of the pieces here.
As we approach Armastice Day and Remembrance Sunday, our thoughts inevitably turn towards the armed forces, and in particular those who have given their lives for the freedom of others. But it is important to remember that the work of the Royal British Legion carries on all year long, their mission being to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, and they need our support whenever possible. Find out more on their website http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/