Uckfield Concert Brass launched this year’s season of fireworks concerts at Eastbourne bandstand last night to warm applause, despite a cold evening.
The programme featured well-known numbers from film, screen and popular music, including The Beatles’ Yesterday, Anything Goes by Cole Porter, the theme from Star Wars, and hits from Mary Poppins.
Soprano Cornet, Karen Packer, played the Bond movie theme Live and Let Die, and flugelhorn Andy Bamford (below) the ballad The Way We Were, made famous by Barbara Streisand.
The evening ended with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture accompanied by fireworks.
Last night was a special event for one of UCB’s members. Charlie Ward, on bass trombone, joined the band recently after a long break and was playing in his first concert for about 40 years.
Thanks to all the guest players who helped out the band.
Our next concert
You can next hear UCB on Sunday 21 May 2017, in Proms Praise, an evening of sacred music at Holy Cross Church in Uckfield. More details