Back on Stage

The Band gave its first formal concert for two years when it presented “Brass Unlocked” at the Deaton Theatre within Forest School on Sunday 7th November.

The audience enjoyed a varied programme of music which included solos by Cornet players, Adam Cuttell and Lynne Hunt and Tenor Horn player, Alan Poultney. Centre piece of the concert was a tribute to our founder and former Life President Dennis Carney who passed away last year. Three pieces very specific to Dennis were dedicated to him, and we were very happy to see a good number of Dennis’ family and friends in the audience to share this important tribute with us.

This was the Band’s first concert at the wonderful Theatre within the School, and both audience and Band enjoyed the excellent facilities. We will develop our use of these as we gain more experience of the venue. We are already close to agreeing a date for November next year.

The Band will now focus its attention on the usual hectic Christmas period, which will see two full Band concerts at the Old Parkonians and Theydon Bois Village Hall, as well as smaller groups playing at Church Services, a Golf Club and Charity Fund raising event (by the end of the year we hope to have raised some £4,000 for various good causes). We hope you see you at some of our festive events.

We appreciate that some people are still not ready to return to crowded enclosed spaces, but we hope that audience figures will start to gradually rise in the New Year. Details of all our Christmas events are on the website and the 2022 concert dates will be published as soon as they have been agreed.

Next year will be the last time we send out our paper newsletter. With the ever-increasing costs of publication and postage, and with most people obtaining details via our website, it is no longer cost effective. However, if you would still like to receive a diary of our events each year you will have the opportunity to carry on receiving concert dates by post.

Thank you for your support

Kevin Jordan
Musical Director
Fairlop Brass