July 2013

posted 28 Oct 2015, 16:03 by Philip Owen   [ updated 28 Oct 2015, 16:09 ]

Sherwood forest Brass Presents "A Night at the Theatre"
The band presented "A Night at the Theatre" last night for their first summer concert at Clipstone Social Club. A night packed of music from the stage and screen, everyone had a fantastic evening enjoying arrangements from the Lion King, West Side story, James Bond and Cats. The program showed off solo players Elizabeth Penny (Principal Cornet), Joanna Wilmot (Flugel Horn), Amy Collier (1st Horn), Kay Fritchley (Euphoninum), Ben Cartledge  (1st Trombone) which all played with huge success. The second half featured the whole trombone section (Ben Cartledge, Don Etches, Kenny Allen, Joe Heartfield) with a famous piece "I will Follow Him" who also showed a high standard of playing.

The band also used this night as their yearly presentation evening where several awards weere given by our Musical Director, Christine Lippeatt and our Band President Stanley Lippeatt. The first Award being the Achievement Award, normally going to two band members (1 male/1 Female) which went to Robert Allan (Eb Bass) and Elizabeth Penny (Principal Cornet). Also a third Award went to the achievement of one of our Little Acorns, Derwin Ashley (Cornet). The next being the Contribution and Dedication Award which was given to our new Secretary Sharon Owen. Our newest and most meaningful trophy "The Graham Tomas Award" was given to our librarians Cath and Alf Gent. Finally the awards went to the players choice "The Players' Player Award" - this went to Elizabeth Penny (Principal Cornet).

This fantastic evening showed an enjoyable program and was full of celebration which was a huge success with the audience. The Band are now back in the band room getting started on their newest test piece and their next program for the "Night of the Proms" Concert later on in the year. 

Sherwood Forest Brass would like to thank everyone who came and supported us and we look forward to seeing you at future concerts and events.
"Stan on Air"
The Band's President and Educational Tutor Stanley Lippeatt headed down to Radio Nottingham this morning. With a few brass instruments and a determination to promote the Band's work and efforts. He also found enough time to even do a bit teaching, which Mark Dennison took on the challenge to learn how to blow the Tenor Horn with success and blowing several notes.