As the summer season begins to wind down (yes already.. it will be September soon!) the band comes off the back of a busy period of engagements, and all attention now focuses on the Annual Lismore Proms in four days’ time.
The Proms, as already highlighted in our feature tab above, has become a staple event in the band calendar and is eagerly anticipated by all involved.
Our MD Darren, making his debut Proms appearance as Musical Director, has been busily preparing a programme for the evening. The music will be varied, as usual; there are bound to be one or two surprises in amongst the traditional favourite brass band fanfare, marches and hymns and the traditional Jerusalem, the rousing Land of Hope and Glory and ever- popular Trelawny at the finish. …..there may even be one ‘star’ making a return after a nearly eight year absence!
Gates will open at 6pm. The Helston Concert Brass, with their MD Ian Edwards, will be the ‘warm up act,’ prior to the official start, at 7pm.
This year sees the return of wonderful local soloists, Mezzo Soprano, Karen Hurn and her daughter, Bromley, Soprano. The band is delighted to welcome both ladies to the Proms.
The evening will again be compered by Bruce Taylor.
The band have undergone a transformation with Darren at the helm, and have welcomed quality signings into the ranks, all of whom we hope enjoy their first Proms experience.
Tickets are still available and the weather forecast is looking good, so there is no excuse not to get your ticket now!
HTB took to the stage for the first performance of a busy 2014 summer season under new MD Darren Hendy at the beautiful Godolphin House.
The band, as well as soloist Angela Agutter Thomas entertained the crowds providing a varied and entertaining programme ranging from soprano solo 'Demelza' as well the beautiful hymn tune 'Deep Harmony' to more up-tempo pieces such as 'James Bond' and 'Birdland'
The audience (and band for that matter) were also treated to a very rare and special appearance of Gara-Pavarotti.
The evening rounded off with reditions of the traditional proms anthems. The band are now busy prepairing for their next appearance at the popular Constantince Brass on the Grass this Sunday (25th July) along with Camborne, Pendennis and St Keverne Bands, marching off at 6pm
HTB were again delighted to take to the stage for the annual 'Brass on the Grass' in Constantine. The band, along with Camborne, St Keverne and Pendennis Bands, each performed a their own programme before all taking part in the ever popular massed band finale.
The band, under new MD Darren Hendy began their programme with the famous march The Contestor, this was followed by a rendition of the James Bond Collection featuring solo trombonist Lester Ashton and percussionist Simon Taylor. The very talented Sean Sjoholm then beautifully performed the soprano solo Demelza to large applause from the audience.
HTB then performed a moving rendition of the classic hymn tune Deep Harmony, featuring the band’s new Principal Cornet Jasmine Ryder-Pollard before finishing their set with the rousing tone poem Lady Stewarts Air. As an added bonus for the audience the band played the up-tempo Birdland, finishing with huge applause really emphasising the progress the band have made under Darren in recent months.
HTB then returned to perform along with Camborne, Pendennis and St Keverne for the ‘Proms’ style finale. The massed bands played Trewlaney, Land of Hope and Glory, rounding off another fantastic evening with the Floral Dance.