Musical Tribute to Ray Bowes

Musical Tribute to Ray Bowes

On 18th September 2010, the band hosted a musical tribute to the late Ray Bowes, celebrating his life and music.

Playing to a packed venue in Hendon, the concert was compèred by Lt Col Trevor Davis, featuring guest soloists Derick Kane (Euphonium) and Matthew Baker (cornet).

Peter Bale from 4Bars Rest commented that, ” ‘My Heart’s Desire’ revealed some very subtle playing, with melodic phrases passing smoothly between the sections”.

On the band’s performance of the suite ‘Crown of Gold’ Peter felt that the band’s handling of  “this difficult music brought some of the best playing of the night, from its vibrant opening, through the sustained central section to the fanfare leading to the vigorous setting of ‘Miles Lane’ – ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”.

You can read the full review of the concert written by Peter Bale for 4Bars Rest here.