We played a very special concert last night, in aid of a wonderful and historic organisation, Compton Hospice. Compton Care are leaders in palliative care for patients with complex or incurable conditions. The support they give to patients and their families is vital.
The concert was organised by long standing member of the band, Rachael Dickens in loving memory of her Mum, Doreen Collins who received care at the hospice.
We opened with a March from our current CD, Beside the sea, which did feel ironic due to the weather on our arrival ….. but moved into ’Song for Ina’ played wonderfully by our solo baritone, Ed Stinton. His quality tones filling the church gloriously.
A later soloist and contrast in style was our Soprano player, Nick Lear playing ‘Live and Let Die’ a track which is also on our current CD.
The rest of the programme was a mix of popular pieces, and It was observed and noted that one particular (more senior in years) lady, was seen to be happily ‘rocking out’ to more than one number within the Queen medley.
We finished with the classic Floral dance, with guest percussionist from the audience.
Thank you also to two guest players from regional 1st section champions, Sovereign Brass, covering for our own members who were unable to be with us.
Over £1200 was raised for Compton hospice and a wonderful time was had by all!