The Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) played its first Sunday afternoon concert of the autumn season on 23 September 2012. The event was very well-received with a good crowd, and was an opportunity to showcase some of the band’s soloists.
The band also welcomed Alicia Begley into the first cornet section.
In the morning service, the band contributed Kenneth Downie’s meditation Shekinah.
The afternoon concert kicked off with a classic march, Torchbearers (Eric Ball). Following a congregational song, the first of the featured soloists, Craig Snell (cornet) played Meeting of the Waters (Traditional, arr. Richard Rock). Another of the band’s soloists, Barney Lawrence (horn) continued the program with Bel Canto (Kenneth Downie).
The next item was Paul Drury’s arrangement of Ascalon, followed by the third featured soloist, John Starkes (euphonium), who played the challenging Bravura (Peter Graham). The band continued with Shall We Gather (Leonard Ballantine) and All to Jesus (Eilav Herikstad).
The trombone section was featured in Lord, You Know That We Love You (Kenneth Downie), leading into the devotional thought, which was brought by Band Sergeant Brian Wright. Another Kenneth Downie arrangement, Become Aware of Him, rounded out this meditative part of the program.
The concert concluded with a work from the classical literature, the stirring Dies Irae from Verdi’s “Requiem”, arranged by William Gordon.
Boscombe Band web site