Christmas Concert at Henhayes
Last night saw the pinnacle of our banding year with our Christmas Concert at the Henhayes Centre in Crewkerne.
Packed with fabulous festiveness Phoenix Brass-Crewkerne performed many Christmas favourites under the baton of our Musical Director, David Boorer.
The programme began with Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. Along the way we had solos from from solo cornet, John Hall performing Santa Baby with aplomb and Eb Bass, Andrew Symes who gave a rousing rendition of Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. Other highlights in the programme included a calypso style Marys Boy Child, Christmas Triptych and Sleigh Ride in which the audience were encouraged to download sleigh bells on their smartphones and join in! There were a few members of the band who enjoyed this technology so much you'll be hearing sleigh bells all over Somerset! To finish things off the band ended with the traditional "We Wish you a Merry Christmas".
It was in the second half of the concert that Phoenix members abandoned any fashion sense for all things Christmassy! There was a vast array of festive jumpers, singing hats and even a cracking pair of Santa underpants! (Don't panic, that player wore them superman style over his trousers!)
The band would like to take the opportunity to thank our guest players Dave and Graham for covering in our trombone section last night. Also to our Musical Director David for his hard work, to the band themselves for their time and dedication and to our audience for listening, enjoying and their support throughout 2019 Thank you all.
Released On 21st Dec 2019