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Monday, 30 April 2018

Aylesbury Concert Band - Fairford Leys Church

In the past Fairford Leys Concerts by the Aylesbury Concert Band have taken place outside in the central Hampden Square in the Bandstand, on this occasion it took place within the church, which presented a few accoustics-related constraints for the Band, but this did not prevent the audience from enjoying the pieces played.
The architecture within comes as a surprise from its reasonably conventional exterior, and makes for interesting reflections from some of the bells of the wind instruments such as the euphonium being played by Robin Jarvis, who was soloist for the piece under the baton of the arranger, Eric Wilson, stepping in just for this piece from The Band’s Director of Music, Robert Wicks.
The spread of the players in Band, meant that whereas normally the percussion section is hidden from viewer behind all the other members, on this occasion I was able to see extensive array of the Drummer’s Toys on this occasion (that is not meant to be taken as derogatory in any way!) and the guest Conductor, Eric was equally intrigued by the boxing of the xylophone which added to its tonality and strength.
The observant visitor will notice the difference in clothing worn by many Band members from the start of the gallery, this allows me to take shots of the players because I can subtly change my viewpoint in Rehearsal that is not possible during the concert proper. The drawback is that foot-tapping is cut short during rehearsal – just as I succumb to the urge, that rhythmic section ends! I learned later from my daughter, that she had spotted my disappointment.

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