Friday, December 19, 2014

Beenham Wind Orchestra held their Christmas Concert in the school hall on 12 December.  The music comprised old favourites and some new pieces, interspersed with carols for us all to sing.  I always wait in anticipation for the whip-crack in “Sleigh-ride”, and it was dead on time again this year!  I was told that the number of musicians in the bass brass section has increased this year. This certainly made a very round sound that filled the hall and got us all in the Christmas spirit - and ready for the mulled wine and mince pies that were kindly provided by the orchestra.
Beenham is very fortunate to have such a fine wind orchestra based in the village.  It was a shame that the musicians outnumbered the audience.

Peter McEwen