Dalton Town Band at Bowness

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.

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Bowness on Windermere.

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A bit of a dull day today, but thankfully not windy.

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Setting up on the bandstand at the Glebe. It was designed by Chris Brammall in 2003.

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It has good views out over the lake, but would be a bit too exposed if it was windy.

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It's far too late to thumb a lift back home!

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Looking over the front row cornets to the basses, baritone and trombone.

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There's even room for a glass of wine on my mute stand! Unfortunately we weren't that civilised.

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The set list.

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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!

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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.

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Euphonium and tenor horns. (AM)

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I'm one of the back row cornets. A rose between two thorns.......and a guest soprano cornet.(AM)

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(AM)

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Tenor horn. (AM)

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Tenor horns. (AM)

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Timpany. (AM)

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We start playing at 2pm.

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Mark conducting.

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Drummer and back row cornets.

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There were quite a few people coming and going over the two hours.

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An interesting design for a bandstand.

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View from the top of the Glebe near the end of the two hours.

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At the end we pose for a band photo.

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...or two.

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The paparazzi! (AM)

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Mark, the conductor, said to remember the four bars rest at the end.......I only managed to get two in!

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Anna must have taken this one of Keith and me from the back of the coach just before we set off home.

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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.

Jo.

 

 

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