Enfield Citadel Band opened their 2016/2017 season on 1 October 2016 with a concert in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, which had been prepared for Harvest Festival celebrations. The band was under the guest leadership of Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse of the Croydon Citadel Band. The band was also pleased to have Derick Kane sitting in because of the absence of their usual principal euphonium.
Kane was one of four featured soloists on the program. It was noted that Andrew Justice, Enfield’s own principal trombone, had recently completed his 30th year as principal trombone of the International Staff Band, only to be outdone by Kane, who recently completed his 40th year as principal euphonium of the ISB.
The band also took the opportunity to say a final farewell to Bandmaster Jonathan Corry, who joined the second cornet section for the evening. Corry and his family were preparing to move to Chicago where he will serve as music director in the Chicago Metropolitan Division. Bandmaster Parkhouse acknowledged Corry’s service to the band at the end of the program, inviting him to conduct The Red Shield for a final time.
The band was pleased to have Enfield Citadel’s commanding officers, Majors Andrew and Alsison Gaudion, in support, both of whom led aspects of the program.
The full list of items presented is as follows:
- The Proclaimers (Kevin Norbury)
- Air from Suite in D (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Erik Leidzén), horn feature
- Whirlwind (Peter Graham), Maurice Patterson, cornet soloist
- Simple Gifts (Ray Steadman-Allen)
- Blessed Assurance (William Himes), Andrew Justice, trombone soloist
- Lux Aurumque (Eric Whitacre)
- The Little Russian (Petr Ilych Tchaikovsky, arr. William Gordon)
- Hallelujah Parade (Kevin Norbury)
- Travelling Along (Chris Mallett), Derick Kane, euphonium soloist
- Onward Christian Soldiers (arr. Mark Freeh), Andrew Lofthouse, trumpet soloist
- Alleluia, Amen! (Brian Hogg)
- I Will Follow Him (Stole, Roma, and Plante, arr. Goff Richards), trombone feature
- Soli Deo Gloria (William Himes)
- The Dawning (Peter Graham)
Enfield Citadel Band web site, original report by Garry Ambrose, photos by Roger Herbert and Adrian Croucher.