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Category: Fairthorne Weekend 2012

  1. Saturday night entertainment

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    The evening kicked off with a real treat; a number of previous HCYB members formed an ensemble for the evening aided by Jock and Mark.  The former members have all gone on to study music...their playing was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to enjoy it.








    Various children impressed us with their entertainment skills; comedy, non-band instruments, singing, conjuring, light swirling....the variety was very impressive.  Sadly not all photos came out well, so below please find the photos that worked.  The website editor aims to enhance the quality of some images taken so you can have a taste of some of the performances.  These will be posted up in the next few days as a post blog post script.

    There were also a few fun and games including a competition organised by section.  

    The winners were: 1) Solo cornets 2) Euphs and Baris 3) Tuba





    The evening culminated in a gothic game of "can you guess which body part is in the labororatory parts box so we can build a new conductor?". Surprisingly the James Bond baddy (with cat) was revealed as the master of our newly created Build Your Own Conductor model.  It was quite a story so there are a number of photos...do you think one of the conductors was peeping?






    It all made such perfect sense at the time...You had to be there.....!

  2. The joy of volunteering

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    An annual task during the Fairthorne weekend is to sort out music that has all become muddled and jumbled.  This involves making a huge number of piles and walking around putting music on the correct piles.  Since it is hard to remember which pile is where, those involved in this joyous task walk around in circles calling out the names of pieces in the hope that someone else will remember the location of  the relevant pile. So to walk into the sorting room is rather bemusing with polyphonous cries of; "Who is he?", "Sweet dreams are made of this", "It had to be tonight", "When thunder calls", "Cabin in the corner", "The olympic spirit", "My feet can't stop me now", "Born to be wild", "Innuendo", "Cry me a river", "Varied mood", "The Incredibles"................and oh what joy to think that this task will come around again next year!




  3. Rehearsals

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    After a cheery start to the day with a cooked breakfast, the bands worked in sectionals and then in full rehearsal.  In the breaks, the kids have all had fun taking advantage of the grounds and play equipment (the climbing frame, slide and roundabout have been an especial favourite of the older members of band!)

    Saturday morning