Thursday, October 10, 2013
Seaton concert by the Lions Brass4Youth brass band raises £700
A concert featuring talented young musician was hosted by Seaton and District Lions Club.
More than 120 attended the town hall event to hear the Lions Brass4Youth brass band perform a programme of varied music.
But the show was opened by the Drum and Bugle Corps of the Portland Sea Cadets who paraded through the hall before playing for 15 minutes.
The Lions Brass4Youth then gave two performances, with a short interval between. The first half consisted of seven numbers including the ‘Doctor Who’ Theme and ‘Skyfall’
The second half started with the ‘Final Countdown’ before going onto ‘My Way’ and the amusing ‘The Typewriter’ which was made popular by the Boston Pops Orchestra.
The final numbers of the ‘Hootenanny’ and the ‘Floral Dance’ had the audience tapping their feet and clapping along.
After an encore the evening ended with a further march through and performance by the Portland Sea Cadet Corps of Drums.
The Lions Brass4Youth bras band is based in Clevedon, North Somerset, and consists of 25 young musicians aged between 10 and 19, who are grade 4 and above. Their musical director who leads the band is David Hollister.
The concert raised around £700, most of which will be spent on much needed new instruments for the brass band.
A spokesman for the Lions thanked all those who supported the event and local businesses for providing additional support.