Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bandstanding in Forbury Gardens

We've played in Forbury Gardens in Reading several times now, and each time the audience grows! Last Sunday was no exception.

This year our conductor, Robert Roscoe introduced Dave Brubeck: It's About Time to us and our listeners, together with a generous selection from Fiddler on the Roof.

We had something for everyone: with Holst's Second Suite in F; The Simpsons putting in an appearance from TV; a really exciting rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean; and the seductive tango, La Cumparsita.

We even attracted a few dancers!

Of course, there were many other pieces too, but what I don't understand is why, with the sun providing full support, no one took advantage of The Stripper: perhaps it needed even more brass than we could supply?

Photos by Helen Skinner (please click to enlarge).