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Rehearsals gone, the weekend here,

Time to put away our fears.

Now is the time for all the Band

To focus on the job in hand.

Robin ordered “concentration”

And he has been our inspiration.

A good start made, we did not waver,

Though sometimes missed the odd quaver!

Allegro Vivo clearly played

Remarks on “good percussion” made.

Well done Alex! What a star!

It was the best you’ve played by far.

Euphoniums into K were good

And good horns added to the mood.

Dynamic contrasts were made

And confident playing was displayed.

Adagio has a good flow

Well played at P Q and O.

Prestissimo movement rocks along

All the players playing strong.

Fine Allargando style to end;

Not a lot for us to mend

Tempo – Robin well controlled

And it also must be told

This was a difficult piece we played

And good handling by the players made.

At Merthyr Contest SECOND PLACE

At Weston we stepped up the pace

And here we were awarded FIRST

Which gives us even greater thirst

To set our sights up high

Our aim now is to reach the sky!

Sadly, we have to say “adieu”

To Sarah, Greg and Ellie, who

Are all moving far away.

We hope to meet again one day.

New challenges they have to face

And now we have to fill their place.

We thank them for the parts they played

And for the difference they have made.

We wish them well in all they do,

Good health and happiness, too.

Thank you Robin for all you’ve done

For making hard work seem like FUN.

This weekend’s results a true reflection

Of  your hard work and direction.


Olive Horton

21st May 2014

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