Summer Gala Concert with Guest Soloist Chris Gomersall
The band performed a super concert in the Band Club to an appreciative audience on Saturday, 13th July.
This year the band were delighted to welcome Chris Gomerall, Principal Trombone with the Grimethorpe Colliery Championship Band, as the guest soloist.
Chris entertained the audience with Variations for Trombone, Blessed Assurance and Wind Beneath My Wings. The programme included the popular ‘I Will Follow Him’ featuring Chris with the band’s trombone section and Musical Director, Jon Parkes, who passed the baton on to Seth Livingstone, so he could enjoy the fun! Another musical highlight was the beautiful Euphonium solo played by Josef Doughty, who after many years with the Youth Band departs for the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in September. Presentations were made to Josef and also to Rebecca Maxwell and Emily Williams for their commitment and service to the band. Another 18 year old longstanding player, Tom Nelson, could not be with us at the concert, but we wish Tom every success with his new position at Boarshurst Band. We wish them all the very best for the future.
The concert concluded with the Summer Draw which is an important fundraiser for the band. Many thanks to the donation of so many prizes this year, which included amongst the first prize of £50 cash, chocolates and bottles of wine, vouchers for several pubs and restaurants in the area.