St. Martin's Church Desford

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    Oddfellows Brass Band - a sell out !

    Saturday 18th February saw a welcome return of the Oddfellows Brass Band - a sell out !

    The first set pieces were from “Grease” and we could join in with well  known songs: Grease Lightning, You’re the one that I want, and of course Summer Nights – with the collective deep sigh right at the end !

    There was a wonderful solo of “On with the motley” – from the opera Pagliacci and we were introduced and learnt about the instruments featured in the band.

    The first half finished with the rousing “Dam Busters march” and we all joined the queue for our refreshments.

    Second half featured the theme from Black Beauty, the Gaelic Blessing (well known to members of the choir who sing it often at weddings), “Memories” and finished with the theme from “633 Squadron”.

    The band are taking part in a competition next week and they played for us their test competition piece of “Born Free”.  We wish them well.

    After roaring applause, we had an encore of “Delilah” before singing the National Anthem.

    It was a wonderful varied programme – not all of which is listed here and It’s hard to put on paper the fantastic sound and thrill we had in listening to such a polished performance – the vibrations around the church were palpable! We are privileged to be able to bring such wonderful music to our village.

    Thank you to everyone who came, to those who provided refreshments and for Ray & Jane for organising it all.
    You helped to raise £580 which will go towards our “Special Projects”.

    Our Access for All project is now finished but there are several things we would still like to see in our church, one of them perhaps being new glass doors at the entrance.  Nothing has been decided but we thought we would start the fund going.

    On Saturday 18th March we will welcome back the Wabash Jazzmen – we hope you will come and join us again.  Tickets £10 including refreshments from Tony & Margaret – tel 01455 822939.  Funds again for our "Special Projects"


    Wabash Jazz Band At St. Martin's Church Desford

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