08/06/2024 Music for a Summer’s Evening

What a fantastic evening we shared last night for our annual Music For a Summer’s Evening (MFSE) concert at Uddingston Old Parish Church. This year’s MFSE was extra special as not only was it finale of the band’s centenary celebrations, but we also had Tom Hutchinson (principal cornet player of The Cory Band) as our special guest for the evening.

The band got the programme off to a great start by playing the festival march ‘Able’.
In the first half of the programme Tom shared two solos (accompanied by the band).

  • The Paragon
  • Don’t Doubt Him Now

Songster Leader Marjory Watson also shared the lovely vocal solo, ‘Better Than I’.

The band brought the first half of the programme to a conclusion with Leslie Condon’s classic tome poem ‘The Present Age’.

To start the second half of the programme, some of the youngsters who had attended the workshop with Tom in the morning, shared a couple of brilliant items.

Tom shared two more excellent solos in the second half.

  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Mr Bojangles

The band also provided several more items.

  • Boundless Kingdom
  • Toccata Fire

During the reflective part of the programme Band Sergeant Commissioner Ivor Telfer (R) shared some thoughts before the band played ‘And Can It Be?’.

One of the final items on the programme was the cornet duet ‘Quicksilver’, played by our special guest Tom, and our own principal cornet player, Alex Ramsay.

After Commissioner Ivor Telfer (R) provided the benediction, the band concluded the evening with the festival march ‘Celebration’.

We extend our thanks to our special guest for the evening Tom Hutchinson, and thank him for his excellent contributions to the programme.

We also want to thank everyone who came along to Uddingston to support Tom and the band.

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