|Name of walk||Dalton Town Band at Bowness|
|Date of walk||2021-08-30|
On Bank Holiday Monday I played with Dalton Town Band at the Glebe bandstand in Bowness on Windermere. A coach had been organised to take us there and back, so we could go early and have a day out with no parking problems. We arrived about half past ten and had plenty of free time to explore the delights of Bowness, which Brendan and I did, and they were extremely calorific! We had to meet back at 1pm for a 2pm start.
Bowness on Windermere.
A bit of a dull day today, but thankfully not windy.
Setting up on the bandstand at the Glebe. It was designed by Chris Brammall in 2003.
It has good views out over the lake, but would be a bit too exposed if it was windy.
It's far too late to thumb a lift back home!
Looking over the front row cornets to the basses, baritone and trombone.
There's even room for a glass of wine on my mute stand! Unfortunately we weren't that civilised.
The set list.
View from my music stand. The music for the first half all neatly in order and held fast with super-magnets. We will be playing 'Barnard Castle' first, but just to test our eyesight!
Some of Anna's (AM) excellent photos from her digital SLR, which has a much better depth of field and focus than me or Brendan can achieve with our mobile phones.
Euphonium and tenor horns. (AM)
I'm one of the back row cornets. A rose between two thorns.......and a guest soprano cornet.(AM)
Tenor horn. (AM)
Tenor horns. (AM)
We start playing at 2pm.
Drummer and back row cornets.
There were quite a few people coming and going over the two hours.
An interesting design for a bandstand.
View from the top of the Glebe near the end of the two hours.
At the end we pose for a band photo.
The paparazzi! (AM)
Mark, the conductor, said to remember the four bars rest at the end.......I only managed to get two in!
Anna must have taken this one of Keith and me from the back of the coach just before we set off home.
At 6pm we set off home. (AM)
An excellent day out! Thanks to Mark for organising the day and to Anna for the use of a few of her photos. Brendan took the other photos of the band playing.