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VERWOOD THE NEW FOREST

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On Saturday 14th May 2016, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Dan Redhead) presented a fund raising concert in aid of the Salvation Army's "Big Collection" at Verwood Salvation Army Corps.

The concert commenced with Steven Ponsford’s march, “Wonderful Day". Further band items included, “Dance Like David” (Andrew Mackereth) "Round-Up" (Martin Cordner) “Jubilation” (James Curnow) “The Hill of Calvary” (Bramwell Coles) “The Prayer” (Carole Bayer-Sager and David Foster, arranged Frank Bernaerts) and from the Lion King, "Can you feel the love tonight" (Elton John and Tim Rice, arranged Frank Bernaerts).
Three of the band’s soloists were featured during the concert, John Hanchett (euphonium) presented "Glorious Ventures" (Peter Graham) Martyn Thomas (cornet) played “Silver Threads” (Bert Twitchen) and Steve Jones contributed “Count your Blessings” (Brindley Boon).
The band presented “Praise Party!” (Steven Ponsford) and “Bognor Regis" (Leslie Condon) either side of the interval.

Included in a time of reflection were words of scripture and comment by Major Eka Tikaradze (Corps Officer, Verwood), the singing of “When Jesus looked o’er Galilee” (Catherine Baird - words, Ernest Fewster – music, arranged Leslie Condon) and the band’s playing of, "Mid all the traffic" (Leonard Ballantine).

The concert proceeds contributed £485 and Major Gia Salarishvili (Corps Officer, Verwood) expressed his grateful appreciation for the evening’s activities.
Finally, Bandmaster Dan Redhead, who had introduced each item to an appreciative and capacity audience, concluded the concert with the march “South Coast” (Martyn Thomas) and then in contrast as a benediction, “A Gaelic Blessing” (John Rutter, arranged Ray Steadman-Allen).

The band now looks forward to its next concert at Petersfield School on Saturday 11th June 2016. (TU).

St Andrews Church, Eastleigh

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On Friday 22nd April 2016, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Dan Redhead) presented a charity concert at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Eastleigh, Hampshire. The band were supported by the One Achord choir (Stephen Wood).

The concert commenced with “Praise Party!” (Steven Ponsford). Further band items included, “Dance Like David” (Andrew Mackereth) “The Prayer” (Carole Bayer-Sager and David Foster arranged Frank Bernaerts) "Round-Up" (Martin Cordner) and “Jubilation” (James Curnow).

One Achord Choir performed two sets of songs, including, "My Fair Lady"(Frederick Loewe / Alan Jay Lerner / Carl Strommen) "Love Changes Everything" (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Don Black and Charles Hart / Ed Lojeski) "Fields of Gold" (G.M.Sumner / R. Emerson) and "Top of the World" (Richard Carpenter / John Bettis / Harry Simeone).

Three of the band’s soloists were featured during the concert, our recently appointed principal euphonium John Hanchett presented the exciting "Glorious Ventures" (Peter Graham) principal cornet Martyn Thomas played the timeless classic “Silver Threads” (Bert Twitchen) and principal trombone Steve Jones completed the trio of Salvation Army instrumental solos with “Count your Blessings” (Brindley Boon).

The band presented Steven Ponsford’s march, “Wonderful Day” and the festival march, “Motivation” (William Himes) either side of the interval.

Included in a time of reflection were words of scripture and comment by Major Peter Leech, the singing of “When Jesus looked o’er Galilee” (Catherine Baird - words, Ernest Fewster – music, arranged Leslie Condon) and the band’s playing of “The Hill of Calvary” (Bramwell Coles).

The concert proceeds contributed £523 towards the host Church’s Refurbishment Fund and Richard Upton expressed his grateful appreciation for the evening’s activities.

Finally, Bandmaster Dan Redhead, who had introduced each item to an appreciative audience, concluded the concert with the march “South Coast” Martyn Thomas) and then in contrast as a benediction, “A Gaelic Blessing” (John Rutter, arranged Ray Steadman-Allen).

The band now looks forward to its next concert at Verwood on Saturday 14th May 2016. (TU).