May 23rd 2015: The rain stayed away for our first fete of the season (and the first outing for our new summer shirts!). A lovely afternoon in the grounds of Slindon College, always a great start to the summer season!
Solo cornet, Iona Harrison, took the ‘Best Soloist’ prize in our section at the recent SCABA Entertainments contest (Sunday May 17th) – the second time in recent years she has walked off with the cup! The adjudicator, like the rest of us, was clearly impressed with her beautiful performance of Massenet’s Meditation from Thais. Well done Iona!
Iona Harrison takes Best Soloist prize at SCABA Entertainments 2015
The band was invited to perform at a kick off day for the 2015 Festival of Chichester, with ‘tasters’ of various events being performed in St John’s Chapel, a lovely venue tucked away just south of East St. We only had a short slot, so rather than try to scramble the whole band, we sent a quartet to play a short set. We had fun, and we’re now looking forward to the Festival starting in June. Loads of good stuff, including our own summer concert on Saturday 4th July (St Paul’s, Churchside – see our Diary page for more info)