Sunshine, showers and great sounds as the band plays on

For Scarborough People - Malcolm Appleby.   084980'in Features         05/12/08     pic by Andrew Higgins
For Scarborough People - Malcolm Appleby. 084980'in Features 05/12/08 pic by Andrew Higgins
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Sunshine and showers accompanied the performance by Scarborough Concert Band at the Spa Sun Court.

Under the direction of conductor Malcolm Appleby and compered by Pam Bowyer, the band played an extensive repertoire for visitors and locals.

Featuring pieces such as the easy listening George Gershwin Embraceable You, and Lennon and McCartney’s When I’m 64, to a mini symphonic portrait of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ensemble showed its flexibility to totally change the mood and thus, cater for all tastes in music, said press officer Jan Corrie.

The first half also included Instant Concert which featured short excerpts from 30 different well-known tunes.

Light showers started as the band struck up for the second half but failed to put the audience off – members were encouraged to whistle to the theme from the film The Great Escape while the musicians played.

It was only the conductor who got a little wet in the rain showers as the audience chose to shelter in the Spa Green Lounge to enjoy the remaining part of the concert.

Currently the band is seeking a euphonium player.

The next concert takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 12 at Queen Street Methodist Church, Scarborough, and everyone is welcome to attend.

The band plays more than 12 concerts a year including Christmas sessions. Malcolm, first played clarinet with the band in the 1960s and took over as conductor in 2003.