New names on the home pitch

The LCFB at Barnet 31st March 2012

The band has a close association with Barnet SA Corps, not least because it has band room facilities and rehearses at the corps’ hall in Albert Road. The Saturday evening concert proved to be rather cosy given the congregation of both band and audience within the small confines of the hall. The band offered a variety of musical fare to suit a wide range of choice, Take Over Bid, Breezing’ Down Broadway, and Canadian Folk Song Suite were amongst items featured. In addition to spots from our regular soloists, there were some new names on the bill including Andy Thomas, trombone, with Bill Broughton’s Let the Beauty of Jesus, and James Adcock, hot from his recent elevation to principal euphonium in the Territorial Youth Band, delighted us with the euphonium solo Commitment (Lloyd Scott, arr Stephen Bulla).  In contrast, another first timer, Caroline Seredynski, chose the music of Liszt to demonstrate her talents on the piano.

Keith Wilkinson’s arrangement of Blaenwern concluded a reflective interlude from the band’s newly appointed Executive Officer, Major Graham Mizon. Graham’s succinct comments left us pondering whether our faith in Jesus was helping us to thrive, rather than barely survive.

Captain Julia Adcock (Corps Officer) expressed thanks to the band before we played out with Cole Porter’s Be a Clown.