Chester Brass returns home
Saturday 30th Jul 2011, the wee hours
Chester Brass returned home last Sunday after a fun packed hectic weekend in London. The weekend started with a coach trip where as on any other trip children at the back of the coach and grown ups at the front after an uneventful journey down we had a couple of hours before we all met up for a night at the theatre where one group went to see the Lion King and a smaller group went to see Shreck . The weekend continued with a couple of hours free time on Saturday before the band was back on the coach a heading to Hyde Park where we performed on the band stand near Hyde Park corner. The band played as they have never played before with out as mush as one wrong note coming from the band stand. A very well done to Jacob Bentley who could not find his music so played the whole 3 hours reading a Baritone folder. We also had a couple of the park police having a blow on a baritone and euphonium just fro fun and they were amazed that they could get a sound out of them. Just before the band came to an end of there concert Gill Mauger presented band coordinator Tony Blain and his wife Paula with a gift from the band for there 25th wedding anniversary it was all hush hush with Tony & Paula not knowing what all the whispers and huddles were all about . On behalf of Paula and myself I would like to thank all the members for there gift it was a big surprise. After the performance it was back to the hotel and free time for the rest of the weekend as the planed visit to the Band of the Scots Guards fell though at the last second. The band left the hotel on Sunday for a few hours sight seeing in London and then a long coach trip back home with once again children at the back and grown ups at the front of the coach. The band will be taking a rest for the next few weeks but will be back to rehearsals in September ready for the next event which will be performing on the band stand (Chester this time not London). If any one is interested in learning a brass instrument just give Tony a call on 07913109951 for more information.