Crowds Brave Monsoon Conditions

The evening of  October 27th  proved to be unbelievably wet and cold, nevertheless  for those who braved the elements and ventured to the Bishops Stortford Methodist Church, there was warmth and encouragement in abundance. The event was the annual Bible Society praise concert which has, over the years,  been regularly supported by the bands presence. In fact only a few weeks before, an ensemble from the band, had supported another Society  function in the town.

The band presented a varied programme  featuring old and new music from its repertoire. Solos were presented by Dave Thomas (cornet),  Jim Rogers (flugel horn), Caroline Seredynski (piano), Brian Huke  (vocal), James Adcock (euphonium) played Commitment, deserving particular commendation having been suffering from flu for several days. Well received also was local trombonist Don Jenkins with a magnificent rendition of Londonderry Air with band accompaniment.

Band pieces included a Disney Fantasy, The Witness, and Swedish Hymn. In conclusion the band played the plaintiff  David Catherwood arrangement of Come  Home  followed by George Marshall’s rousing Army of the Brave.