Music at the Movies

Garry AmbroseNews

On 20 November the band presented it’s multimedia Music from the Movies Childrens Concert in our own hall in Enfield.
The concert had been widely publicised locally so it was good to see a number of local children with parents and grandparents. This included a number of people who had not been in an army hall before.
The programme was compered by our own officers Majors Alison and Andrew Gaudion. Whilst they gave a brief synopsis of each film before the band made their contribution, the most insight came from the children as they explained in great detail who was in the film, what the characters did and when!
As the programme was of an informal nature, the band cast aside it’s usual programme uniform and adopted a smart but casual appearance including one Bb Bass player in full biking leathers!
The programme opened with an extract from Cartoon Music (Peter Graham) followed by well known theme’s for Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox. This was followed by the Circle of Life from the Lion King complete with a video extract. How to train your dragon and The Incredibles swiftly followed before keeping One step ahead from Aladdin and then Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The evening, for many, would not be complete without 007 and James Bond was represented with music and video from Skyfall. Mission Impossible brought the programme towards its conclusion. The final item from the band was Let it go from Frozen which many of the children enthusiastically joined in singing with the band. Major Andrew Gaudion concluded with a brief extract and thought based on Bruce Almighty.
The band, for once, did not conclude with the Red Shield but with the final bars of Cartoon Music with which we associate the words “That’s all folks!”

The multimedia video presentations were masterminded and controlled by Louisa Corry.