We've played in some pretty neat places as well. We're a performance band so we make our money for hiring the club we practise in and buying our sheet music by putting on concerts, usually in local halls or churches in Loughborough and the surrounding villages, once in a retirement village, and a few times in the bandstand in the town centre. It's nice because you get to see parts of the local area that you wouldn't normally visit. Most recently we played in a church in East Leake as part of a series of charity concerts, and the building was absolutely beautiful! Although they'd given it some mod-cons a lot of effort had been made to preserve the beautiful craftmanship in the original building. Antonia, the solo flautist, and I couldn't resist going round and taking photos of it all during the interval. For some reason the lights were all very yellow in there, but it doesn't hurt the aesthetics too badly!
|Trombones left in the lecturn during the interval|
|The church graveyard, in the light from the pub opposite!|
|Our final applause of the concert|
See, I grin :D