Our second event at Ellesmere College took place in August 2023. A band of more than 50 musicians played together for the first time and produced an absolutely outstanding result. Old friends were reacquainted, new friendships were formed and the high standard of musicianship was displayed in our final play through of six of the pieces rehearsed during the weekend. Our musicians tackled some challenging music from the wind band repertoire, including Around The World in 80 Days – Otto Schwarz, Slavonic Rhapsody No 1 – C. Friedemann, Moment for Morricone – Arr. Johan de Meij, Carrickfergus Posy – Arr. James Hosay, Carmina Burana – Carl Orff, Arr. Bocook, Sixty Six – Robert Sheldon and You Raise Me Up – Arr. Tom Milford
Full Band Rehearsals
Many musicians took part in informal small ensemble rehearsals on Saturday evening and performed a piece that they had rehearsed in the bar afterwards to their fellow musicians.
After a challenging but fun day of music, everyone was ready for some downtime and a final chance to solve those last tricky questions in our quiz!