A Rousing Night with Southampton Round Table
For the second year running we were asked to play for the Southampton Round Table’s Annual Dinner at the De Vere Hotel in Southampton. The band provided background music throughout the various courses at dinner before finishing with some rousing numbers that the audience were able to join in with that included Eric Coates “Dambusters” March, Parry’s Jerusalem, Orpheus and the Underworld by Offenbach featuring the “Can-Can” and Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory).
The band were accompanied throughout by balloons being let off around the room, although not always in tune (the balloons that is)! Last year the band were bombarded by people firing pea shooters but this year some of the band came prepared with pea shooters themselves using the mouthpieces of their instruments to act as the blower.
Once dinner was over the band were able to retire and leave the revellers to carry on their merryment into the early hours.