2017 SUMMER CHARITY CONCERT
Please view more pictures on the 2017 Charity Concert Gallery.
The 2017 Concert at the Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells was sensational.
The band, with their conductor Ruth Riley, opened the concert by performing the lively jazzy music of Crazy Little Thing Called Love, the lyrical and romantic ‘The Way We Were’ and the rousing rhythmic Chicago. Immediately the audience was so responsive and welcoming with their applause.
Tenbury Primary Academy Choir and the Year 7 Singers, with their dynamic conductor Kevin Bryant, were brilliant and completely stole the show with their selection of songs in both halves. Their enthusiasm was infectious and love of singing was conveyed to the audience.
Mansel Leake, one of the founder members of the band, played a superb and faultless rendition of ‘Moon River’ on the trumpet. Later in the programme Ruth Riley played the beautiful and haunting Theme from Schindler’s List on flute, which displayed her talent (she has recently gained her Grade 8 with distinction).
Choral Diversity, with their conductor Beth Melling, wowed the audience with different styles of songs. ‘I Want to Break Free’ from the Queen Medley was an undoubted highlight and it was easy to believe that Freddie had returned to make a guest appearance, complete with his hoover.
To open the second half the band was excited and proud to show off the newly acquired Fanfare Trumpets in Scenes from a Royal Tapestry. This piece has 4 movements and tells the story of the royal court of King Henry V111. The Fanfare Trumpets heralded the appearance of the king and his court, the 3rd movement ‘Court Jester’ had members of the band donning jester’s hats and in the final movement ‘Royal Hunt’ members of the school choir rode around the Regal on hobby horses!
If all that wasn’t dramatic enough in ‘Dr Who;Through Time and Space’, the band’s favourite piece of the year, a Dalek made an appearance together with the Time Machine and Cyber Men.
Later the band members wore cowboy hats, and in Alyson Elder’s case a moustache and poncho, to play the two Western pieces- Ghost Riders in the Sky and The Magnificent Seven
In the Finale all of the performers, together with the audience, gave a rousing rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
The band and choirs were widely acclaimed to have given an outstanding performance, with their chosen repertoires, to the delight of the audience.
Finally everyone was treated to delicious cupcakes, all baked by Jean Peters (mother of one of our young trumpet players ‘Ethan’ who recently passed his Grade 2 Trumpet with Distinction).
Numerous positive comments have been received and this one sums up the entire evening;
“Many Congratulations to all of the band for a really brilliant concert.
You are all a credit to the town.
Your support acts were a joy too.”
FETES AND PARKS 2017
TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND is enjoying a busy year of engagements, including local Fetes and Bands in the Park.
The band has already played in the beautiful Droitwich Lido Park where there was a large and very appreciative audience, who spontaneously joined in with the singing of ‘Old Time Singalong’ which has a selection of songs such as ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’. There were many comments about the wide variety of pieces chosen. One gentleman won the prize for guessing how many pieces of music were in’ Instant Concert’.
We are looking forward to playing at Cripplegate Park, Worcester and Sanders Park, Bromsgrove.
Locally, the band has been welcomed so warmly at Hope Bagot Fete, St Mary’s Church Fayre .and Tenbury Primary Academy Fete The sun shone brightly at all three events and were really well attended. At St Mary’s some of our Fanfare Trumpets were played for the first time to the delight of our audience. They sounded fantastic and were in demand all afternoon. At Hope Bagot and St Mary’s the band had the historic backdrop of two beautiful churches. It was lovely to see so many people relaxing in the sunshine, chatting with friends, enjoying a cup of tea with delicious cakes, or just sitting on the grass watching the world go by. At the school it was super to watch families joining together to raise money for their children. The older children had even created their own games.
TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM
We are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative which will give a new dimension to the band. This is THE TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM
The TENBURY TEME VALLEY BAND FANFARE TRUMPET TEAM can create dignity or impact to announce any occasion or personality.
Ideal for weddings, product launches, store openings, sporting events, award ceremonies, civic functions, banquets, corporate or private events, opening fetes and shows
the Fanfare Trumpet Team, performing a stately fanfare, will instantly command the attention of guests.
Dressed in distinctive smart uniforms and performing on traditional long silver trumpets, the presence of a fanfare team will make any occasion feel very special indeed.
The sight and sound of these instruments is quite spectacular. Quite often a composer will choose to add fanfare trumpets to music to enhance the sound or develop the theme. Either way, the sight and sound is often awe inspiring.
Listen out for our Fanfare Team and contact the band if you would like to hire them for that special event.
Tenbury Teme Valley Band
Conductor Ruth Riley
Saturday 8th July 2017, 7.00 pm
Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells
Tickets £7, Concessions £6 available from the Regal Box Office on 01584 811442
(ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine and a cupcake)
After last year’s acclaimed sell-out performance Tenbury Teme Valley Band is proud to present its 2017 Annual Charity Concert.
Also performing are two fabulous choirs: Tenbury C of E Primary Academy Choir and Choral Diversity.
You are in for a real treat with a new repertoire of music, which includes pieces for every age group and there will also be lots of extra surprises in store.
All proceeds from the performance will be donated to three local charities: NILS, St Mary’s Church (new sound system) and 1st Tenbury Scout Group.
Admission price includes a complimentary glass of wine and a cupcake.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ruth Riley conducting the 2016 concert
A Workshop was held at Tenbury C of E Primary Academy, where the band was fortunate to be tutored by the inspirational professional Conductor Huw Thomas.
This was a fantastic opportunity to have a teaching session for the whole band in a relaxed atmosphere. This was also a social event with a buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
Huw will definitely be visiting us again for more of his amazing workshops.
Thank you Huw for this truly amazing experience.
Huw helped prepare pieces for upcoming events including Tenbury Teme Valley Band’s Charity Concert at the Regal Theatre on Saturday 8th July. Tickets are now on sale from the Regal Box Office. Please see news item for more details of this exciting event.