A huge well done and congratulations to all of the musicians who took part in the Proms concert at Whittlebury Hall on Sunday 3rd February. The concert involved 110 musicians in all including the Sponne Concert Band, Brass Band, Jazz Orchestra, Senior Choir and visiting championship section brass band from Oxfordshire, Kidlington Concert Brass. The groups played to a packed capacity audience of over 350 people. Each group played some of their own repertoire as well as playing together as a massed band. The event showcased many talented soloists including: Lucy Wood who gave a rendition of the cornet solo 'Buster Strikes Back' . Ellie Taylor, Lucy Underwood and Sam Tollervey all performed a trombone trio with their counterpart section from Kidlington Concert Brass. A comical arrangement of 'Mr Sandman' featuring Jake Rees, Oscar Williams, Ross Baker and Tom Barker on handbells and tubular bells had many of the audience members chuckling! The evening concluded with the traditional last night of the Proms music: Fantasia on British Sea songs by Henry Wood with audience participation led by Tom Perks. Felicity Holmes led the singing of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
The evening has raised a considerable sum of money for Sponne and also the Towcester Rotary Club for charitable causes.
Adrian Harrison from the Rotary club said “It was a super evening, an amazing performance and once again you showed what great musical talent you have at Sponne”.