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Maidstone Winds – a Night at the Movies

Posted by HelenEdith on June 22, 2009

Helen Cockersole preparing popcorn for our movie-loving concert-goers

Helen Cockersole preparing popcorn for our movie-loving concert-goers

I had an outing with Maidstone Winds, who were in need of a second bassoon for a “Night at the Moves” concert at the Exchange Studio in the Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone on Saturday 20th June.

We played a programme consisting entirely of film music:

  • Dambusters
  • Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
  • Hooray For Hollywood
  • Jurassic Park
  • Gladiator

Interval

  • 633 Squadron
  • John Williams – symphonic selection
  • Hymn to the Fallen
  • Anything Goes (Indiana Jones)
  • James Bond 007

The audience were appreciative, and I enjoyed the chance to perform in the venue, which is the smaller of the two main performing spaces in the Hazlitt Arts Centre.

We rehearsed for most of the afternoon, which gave extras such as myself a chance to see the music – and in my case, to decide which bits needed a bit of extra work, and which bits needed a bit of simplification to be playable on one viewing. 😎

As the concert was “A Night at the Movies”, there was popcorn for the audience, and the picture shows Helen, the fixer (who makes sure that the right musicians will be there on the night) busy at the task of making sure that there was plenty of popcorn ready for our patrons to enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Maidstone Winds – a Night at the Movies”

  1. Buff said

    What a marvellous selection! I love this type of musical evening … I can understand why you enjoy it so much. But you realise you’ve given me an ear-worm, don’t you???? I’ll be humming “Dam Busters” allllllllllllllll day now!!! 😀

    • HelenEdith said

      Maybe it’s fortunate that during the actual concert, we played “Dam Busters” first, so I didn’t have that problem! 😀

      I did think of some movie-going friends when I did that concert and how much they would have enjoyed it.

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