CONCERT: WATERBEACH BRASS – CARRY ON CORNETS
Histon Baptist Church
2 Poplar Road
Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7.30pm
It’s been a while since I’ve appeared as a guest soloist with a brass band so when my good friend and colleague, Andy Kershaw, pro tuba player and MD of Waterbeach Brass, invited me to play with the band I jumped at the chance!
Having started playing through the Salvation Army as a small child I’ve never lost my love of the brass band movement and the sense of community that it brings to music-making. As MD of London-based Regent Brass, I’m still very much involved as a conductor but, it will be a particular thrill to play with Waterbeach Brass especially given the fun repertoire Andy has chosen for the concert.
Waterbeach Brass is a high quality second section band well known for its friendly and enthusiastic approach to performing. The band was founded in 1978 and soon became a vital part of the musical life in and around Cambridgeshire. Take a glance at the band’s website http://www.waterbeachbrass.org/events.php and you’ll see a busy calendar of events over the summer – testament to the essential work it does in bringing live performance to people in the area.
Andy Kershaw, of course, is a well known character in both professional and brass band worlds and his informed, ebullient and light-hearted humour will bring a smile to the faces of the audience I’m sure.
The concert also features the cornets of the band so do come along and enjoy a great evening of excellent music performed by the superb Waterbeach Brass!