Following on from the previous night’s Olympic Ceremony the band attempted to top this by playing at Eastleigh Bandstand. Unfortunately, our efforts were doomed to fall just short of the remarkable event that had heralded the London Olympic Games. We did acknowledge the event with our rendition of John William’s “Olympic Spirit” composed for the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The weather was considerably better than the torrential rain we had experienced in London for the 10K run but it couldn’t tempt the large crowds out to watch.
We played the usual mix of marches, classical pieces, jazz & swing numbers, tv & film themes and pop classics. All in all an enjoyable afternoon.