Archive for June, 2012

29
Jun
12

Torchbearer Ryan carries the Olympic Flame

SCB Bandsman and Yorkshire DYO Ryan Wileman took part in the Olympic Torch Relay this week, carrying the Olympic Flame through the streets of Thrybergh, Rotherham.

It was a proud moment for Ryan and his family and friends and his SCB family were  excited to see him sharing in this historic event.

For those people who missed seeing Ryan “Live” or online, you can watch his run on YouTube: Torchbearer Ryan carries the Olympic Flame

27
Jun
12

Proms Celebration Praise

A crowd of some 200 people gathered at Sheffield Citadel at the weekend for SCB’s first Proms Celebration event.  Armed with their flags, everyone was keen to quickly enter into the spirit of the occasion & flags were soon being waved along to the music.

The first half of the programme incorporated a selection of American based music and people were soon humming along to the tunes of “Breezin Down Broadway” and picturing Yul Brynner as they listened to the music of the Magnificent Seven.  Soloist Sue Blyth joined with SCB for the evening & brought a tear to many eyes as she sang “On my own” from Les Miserables.  The bass solo “The Bare Necessities” proved popular as bandsman Paul Wileman donned his bear costume for the concluding half of his solo.  SCB rose to their feet for the conclusion of “The stars and stripes forever” as the congregation waved along with their flags.

During the second half of the programme SCB presented a musical tour around the United Kingdom in “Famous British Marches” and then a journey around the British countryside with  “Last of the summer wine”, “Island Dreams” and the cornet solo “Beauty of the Barley field” played by Adrian Wileman.  The congregation had the opportunity to sing along to the favourite “Jerusalem” and “Keep Smiling Through” which featured a number of wartime songs and then Sue led the congregation in the enthusiastic singing of Rule Britannia, adorned in her Britannia costume.

The evening concluded with a favourite march for many: “Under Two Flags”, the hall  awash with a sea of red white and blue flags, balloons and bunting and many happy smiling faces.  The end of a fantastic evening.

More photos from the evening can be seen on our Facebook page

26
Jun
12

Adieu!

SCB were pleased to welcome Naomi Booth back at Band Practice last night, before she leaves our sunny city. Naomi has been a student in Sheffield for the past 3 years & during this time was a member of SCB.  We wish Naomi well as she continues with her MA studies.




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