It was great to get back to rehearsals after the summer break. We were pleased to meet five players who came along for the first time to swell the flute, clarinet, saxophone and brass sections.
We started the session by warming up with Pusceddu's 'Mauro', a piece that we know very well, before moving on to some new and some very old music. 'Highlights from Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is a recent purchase. 'Kildonen Overture' and 'Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Concert Collection' on the other hand have been in the band's library for many years. There are only a handful of us that have been with the band for long enough to remember playing them before, though!
We are looking forward to meeting two more new members next week, and we will also be handing out more new pieces: 'Plaza De Toros' by Sam Rivera and a medley of 'Bert Kaempfert Classics' arranged by Gilbert Tinner.