April 14th- Holland on Sea Concert Report

Holland-on-Sea was the next stop for the ‘Tendring Brass on Tour in Tendring’ series of concerts, aimed at bringing great music into the local communities of the Tendring District.

The Band always enjoy playing to a packed venue, and Holland was no exception, with the Public Hall at almost capacity for the afternoon concert.

The concert was entitled ‘Spring Back the Decades’ and included a real mix of favourite foot tapping pieces.  After their rousing opening numbers of ‘Prismatic Light’ and ‘The Contestor’ the Band’s Musical Director Antony Sanders gave an update of what the Band had been working at since the last Tendring on Tour concert in Manningtree.

The competition successes in Leicester, Crawley and  the Regionals in Stevenage were mentioned, culminating in the unveiling of a table with the Bands recently won trophies, much to the delight of the audience.

The afternoon continued in entertaining fashion, including a flugel horn solo ‘Emerald Skies’ by Becky Smith, with the first half concluding with ‘The Penguin Dance’  with audience participation , who were working up an appetite ready for the delicious cakes and hot drinks served by the Band Support team during the interval.

The second half opened with ‘La Bamba’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’ – something a little different. Dancing in the aisle was contemplated -but quickly forgotten considering the amount of cake eaten during the break.

Chloe Jay then played a cornet solo ‘Hetty Wainthropp Investigates’ followed by the hit ‘It’s not unusual’ – with trombone trio of Saffina Frazer-Brown, Alison Howell and Paul Burnage, delighting the audience – well played everyone.

The afternoon was brought to a close with numbers made famous by The Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Poerter and finally Elvis.

A great afternoon of music enjoyed by a very appreciative audience.

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