Warminster

Warminster Pleasure Grounds, July 2011

Warminster Pleasure Grounds, July 2011

We travelled south unto the Warminster Lakeside Pleasure Gardens; in a very pleasant market town similar to our own Chippenham. There was a delightful group of supporters (some encouraged along by the charming councillor;) including a cute little grey dog. The sun graced our presence – a welcome break from a morning of substantial rain; the wind was a little more tricky – it stole our volume and sent one stand went flying during the first piece! Several players had more prominent roles than usual, which resulted in a lovely sound. We played our widest selection of tunes (and possibly most numerous) out of the Summer engagements this year.

Some muppets played a prank between two songs of the second set; luckily Celia has a phenomenal sense of humour!

Bath Parade Gardens

A gloriously hot summer day awaited us in the floral garden at Bath. There was quite an audience – various people enjoying the weather; sat on deck chairs or upon the grass. We couldn’t keep our jackets on for long despite the shade granted by the bandstand!

During the two hours (with a brief pause for ice-cream,) quite a variety of tunes were played – from a ‘Star Wars’ medley to the ‘Birth of the Blues’ and ‘Musket, Fife and Drum’.

Huge congratulations to Angela, playing the solo for ‘Embraceable You’ on her alto saxophone for the first time! It sounded gorgeous.