This afternoon was spent in Congleton Park. The Lions Youth Brass organisation were performing for the Congleton Lions club on the bandstand. Despite the slightly inclement-looking weather during the morning, when the baton dropped at 2pm the sun was shining, and continued to do so throughout the afternoon’s entertainment. As Musical Director of the Beginner Band, I was delighted with our performance, as we took the chance to showcase a few of our new concert items – Bob the Builder already seems like it will be a favourite.
However, as I was sat there, listening to the Youth Band filling the lush, green park with their sound, eating an ice-cream and bathed in sunshine a thought hit me; is there anywhere really quite like Britain?