Last night (Thurs 12th September) at our twice yearly concert at a packed RM Museum, our Dir’ of Music Capt Dave Cole presented a cheque for £3,000.00 (below) to Lt Col Richard Kenworthy, the Campaign Manager of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. Richard thanked the band’s efforts and explained to the audience just where all of their donations go to help both our current serving and former RM colleagues. This £3k figure represents the proceeds of the Band’s fund raising efforts during the Summer and now makes a total of £11,000 that the band has so far raised for the RMCTF. – Thanks to all of our very generous audiences. –
The concert itself was yet another roaring successful evening received by yet another very enthusiastic audience. The programme was as ever, extremely varied and included some of the music that we’d played at Romsey Abbey last Sat evening, together with a number of other selections and foot tappers! Music such as Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, A selection of Stephen Sondheim’s memorable and irrepressible music, A great Dixieland Medley that everyone seemed to enjoy… including the band!
Soloists also featured well such as Paul Coker’s great Trombone rendering of “The Way We Were”, Paul Coker at RMMJon Solo Standing Jon Yates interpretation on Piccolo Trumpet of John Stanley’s Trumpet Voluntary,
Eric Payne’sEric front of display boardbeautiful Alto Sax playing of Bacharach’s “A House is Not a Home,”
ElaineElaine Coker (right) with her superb oboe playing once again. This time with the haunting theme from the 1970’s romantic film “Bilitis.”
Then came a great musical arrangement of that old standard “Bill” by our Baritone Sax’ player Colin Campbell. Colin Campbell
This featured the excellent trumpet playing of both Jon Yates and Alan Flood (below right)Alan Flood 2 in a high register duet to everyone’s delight. Other good soloists included Malcolm Kennard Lead Clarinet, Brian Allen Euphonium, Robert Scarrett French Horn,Robert Scarrett (seen here left) Ian Thomas Tenor Sax and the whole Trombone section with the theme from “Sister Act”.
Another thoroughly enjoyable evening for both band and audience alike. We look forward to seeing you all again in May 2014!
A reminder that we are next in concert at the Winter Gardens Margate if you’re around the area next Sun 22nd Sept. at 15.00hrs ! –
The following w/e we shall be at the RM Lympstone Training Camp Devon for the annual RM Reunion there on Sat 28th Sept for a concert in the evening. The very next day will see us in Andover for yet another concert in the afternoon there! – End of ad’!