Basin Street Blues was among the tunes played on Lacock High Street, matching the blue skies! It was a very sunny afternoon indeed for our two sets during the well-attended fair. The entire street was lined with various stalls and people walked by or sat to listen to our musical repertoir from Hawai 5-0 to Moonlight Serenade.
Numerous fetching hats were in use among band members!
An area of Whitehall Garden centre was transported back in time to the 1940s – with vintage clothing, items, cars & machinery on display and a whole weekend of events taking place. We were honoured to play two sets within the grand marquee, under a parachute! We did our best to fit the event with pieces such as Dambusters, the Great Escape and Aces High.
Our own baritone player was suitably attired in uniform!
The family fun day was unfortunately cancelled for 2013, but Chippenham Town Band were still invited to play a slightly later set in the band stand of John Coles Park. News of the fun day cancellation hadn’t yet reached some members of the public so the turnout of an audience was a lot higher than expected for a damp Sunday afternoon! We all put on a brave face and played our best – and were met with plentiful applause, particularly after “Locomotion.” Various marches, theme tunes and swing numbers also made an appearance.
Some of the audience even had ice-creams despite the less-than-summery weather!