Plymouth Band concert at Bruce Mason Theatre - 2008
I really must write and extol my sheer pleasure at meeting the Plymouth band last night. You will be aware that the band have been in NZ on a Marching and Concert tour, which ended (sadly) last night at the Bruce Mason Theatre in Takapuna. I must commend all players on a really spectacular show from the Corp of Drums (all 5 of them) to the young, very young violinist, who, following in John Perkins' footsteps performed with distinction the Ashokan Farewell, and then B/Sgt Jason Finch excelled playing Gabriel's Oboe.
Andy Thornhill, was the centre of the whole show, assisted by, would
you believe two imports from the RNZN Band, one, ex RMB B/Sgt Mike
Dusty Miller, now C.P.O.. together with a female Flute and Picc, who
deserved all the accolades showered upon her by one and all. In the
audience were a number of Corp Ties on show, but me, I was wearing
my new Band tie recently sent to me by Peter Clark (Clarcus), ex Drum
Major Chris Dan Archer and his wife travelled some 250 klms from Kerikeri
to be present, and other members closer to home, Garry Brownrigg,
Norm Feast, and all of the Navy Band.
So ended a magic night for all present, after C/Sgt Ingram conducted the Regimental March and Heart of Oak you are all welcome back to NZ any time, and should any of you wish for a holiday in Godzone let me know.
Many blessings Bernard S. (Maxie) Beare and wife Katherine
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