Falklands : Cosford Band Strikes up in the Falklands
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 19.06.2006 (Article Archived on 03.07.2006)
Liberation Day was much better for the music.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) The band plays "Song of the Falklands" by Rock Berntsen
COSFORD BAND STRIKES UP IN THE FALKLANDS
Rock Berntsen's "Song of the Falklands" was a real hit with the audience.
By J. Brock (FINN)
The Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering Area Voluntary Band – Cosford has struck up in the Falklands for Liberation day on June 14th. During the busy schedule in Stanley band members played at the commemoration service in Christ Church Cathedral, Marched in the Liberation Day Parade and took part in the ceremony at the Liberation Monument. In the afternoon, a combo from the band played at the Civic reception at the FIDF Hall and in the evening the full band gave a concert in the Town Hall.
Bandleader Mr. John Teague conducted an evening of excellent music to round off Liberation Day. Beginning with “Bandstand Boggy,” the band continued with a selection from “Jesus Christ, Super Star,” Mozart’s “Ave Virem Corpus,” as well as the “Postal Gallop,” featuring Squadron Leader, Paul Dyson. The repertory continued with “Dancing Shoes,” a soft shoe shuffle, and “Love Changes everything,” from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Aspects of Love.” “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” and Ted Higgins’ Coral and Rock-out finished off the first set.
After the interval the band played “Aces High” and Eric Coates’ “Dam-busters March.” Music fro “The Great Escape” and R. B. Hall’s “Officer of the Day,” as well as a selection from Gustav Holtz followed, with a medley from “Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber breaking the march sequence. A Naval Medley followed by Rock Berntsen’s “Song of the Falklands was well received by the Audience. Finally, Kenneth Alfred’s “Standard of St. George,” “The RAF March Past,” was followed by “Barnard Castle,” as an encore.
Three local musicians, Mrs. Shirley Adams Leach, Mr. Paul Freer and Mr Malcolm Borwen played violin, trumpet and trombone respectively.
Money raised for SAMA’82 FI and the Falklands Veterans Association amounted to £266.00.