Concert Brass - Hathern Church Garden Fete

Aug. 21, 2010

Hathern Concert Brass in fine form at the Church Garden Fete. Some very nice comments so obviously the rain didn’t affect their performance. I do believe Andrea is smiling, so no wrong notes!!

Hathern Band - Nottingham Arboretum

Aug. 15, 2010

The Band played to a large appreciative audience on their first visit to the Aboretum in Nottingham.

Excellent venue, audience and weather!

Concert Brass - Western Park, Leicester

Aug. 1, 2010

On Sunday the 18th of July, Hathern Concert Brass and their conductor Andrea Allen played at Western Park in Leicester. It was a very windy day but the band played well to a good sized audience who, despite being laden with chairs and travel rugs, huffed and puffed their way up the hill to the bandstand.
After a while the ice-cream van came, and as people went to get their ice-creams the band played on longing for their chance to indulge. The shortness of the interval prevented half time ice creams and still the van taunted them until … it disappeared down the hill causing a near mutiny in the Band and a threatened downing of sticks from the percussion section.
The concert finished patriotically with the National Anthem and a standing ovation – a crafty move by Andrea!

Report by Katie (2nd cornet Hathern Concert Brass)

Concert Brass - Kegworth Village Fair

July 12, 2010

On Saturday the 10th July Hathern Concert Brass, under their conductor Andrea Allen, played at Kegworth Village Fair. It was a very hot day with little breeze but they managed to get through the day playing from 12.00 noon until 12.30 p.m. having a 2 hour break before resuming playing at 2.30 until 3.00 p.m. The engagement was Rebecca Simm’s first concert on Eb Bass. With thanks to the helping hands of Senior Band members, we managed to make it a very good and enjoyable event.

Report by Katie (2nd Cornet Hathern Concert Brass)

Hathern Band - Brassed Off

June 29, 2010

4BARSREST REPORT – Hathern enjoy the actor’s life………….

Members of the Hathern Band have recently enjoyed being part of luvvy darling set after their performances in ‘Brassed Off’.
A little piece of Yorkshire came to Leicestershire recently when Hathern Band joined forces with the local Festival Players in their production of ‘Brassed Off’ at Loughborough Town Hall.

The stage version of the popular film was played out to packed audiences for all four performances and the Hathern players not only demonstrated their musical abilities but were equally adept in their acting skills too – especially on the re-creation of the Whit Friday marches where a little too much beer was consumed!

All the familiar music from the film was heard including the ‘Concerto de Aranjuez’, which was beautifully played ‘off stage’ by Hathern’s flugel horn player, Lesley Bentley.

Hathern’s Musical Director, David Newman had also been persuaded to dust off his cornet for the production.

A spokesperson told 4BR: “The play was immensely enjoyable, expertly presented and a wonderful example of two local organisations joining forces to entertain the local community”.