We seemed to be transported back in time, to a marquee on a village green in the centre of bustling stalls. The fete itself was opened with a fanfare by our valiant trumpet duo. We then followed with two sets of an excellent selection of bright and cheerful music, even if Rock Around the Clock didn’t quite make it to Alan’s list. Old favourites like The Teddy Bears’ Picnic were well received indeed; and the weather held out for us, even if the sun didn’t quite make it out from behind the clouds.
In the interval we were able to explore the various stalls – watch a little tug-of-war and whack-the-rat, partake of ice-cream or cream teas, even attempt a little skittles. Congratulations to Celia in this regard!
Quite a large proportion of the band then went on to play a private event in the evening, with assistance of drafted horn & trumpet players. Everyone rose to the challenge, and performed admirably. A very pleasant evening indeed, with gentle blues on the menu.