Brass Spectacular [June 2008]

The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass took to the stage at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre in Epsom to prove that brass truly was spectacular! It was the first time the band had played at the Epsom Girls Grammar venue and the concert drew a large and enthusiastic audience.

The main feature of the evening was the world première performance of a concerto written and performed by Soprano Cornet champion Fendall Hill. The piece was received with rapturous applause from the band and audience alike.

The programme also included another world première performance – an arrangement of Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ by musical director Steven Booth, which included the addition of a synthesiser, motorbike effects and film projection. Other highlights of the night included solos by Principal Cornet Carolyn Ramsbottom, Euphoniums Bari Thomas and Sean Whyte, and Principal Trombone player Stuart Richie, with film projection complementing many of the evening’s pieces.

Guest singer-songwriter Sarah Marlowe kept the audience captivated with her smooth vocals and sensitive guitar accompaniment. Waitakere Brass would like to thank their guest performers, supporters and sponsors.

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