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Category: Fairthorne Weekend 2014
Another ensemble has been sharing Fairthorne with us this weekend - the HVK band! They decided to give a performance for our members. Their line-up included: Batman (Wilf), Darth Vador (Mark), Cat Woman (Sierra), Sherjock Holmes (Jock of course), A vampire (Jo), A werewolf (Jon), Skulduggery Pleasant (Adam Large), Wildstyle from the Lego Movie (Adam), Minion called Jeff (Jane), Princess Peach from MarioKart (Matt), The Queen (Nicky), Prince Philip (Gary), A Ninja (Pete), Robin Hood (Gemma). [And let us not forget who plotted the mystery: Cathi.]
(The next character was so swift that he was hard to capture on film at all...)
One by one, the HVK band members arrived. Then they played....
So, the Hero and Villains Kazoo Band chose to astound us with The William Tell Overture (on kazoos of course).
At the end the Minion suddenly squeaked and keeled over. Foul play was identified and the whole Kazoo band were under suspicion. Each member was allowed to make a statement to the HCYBers and the each group of instruments had to decide who they thought perpetrated the crime.
It was the Euphonium and Baritone sections who correctly identified the guilty party as Princess Peach and the HVK Band were last seen chasing the culprit across the site....
Due to the dim lighting in the hall it is very hard to take decent photos of the different acts, so sorry for the poor quality of the images below.
Acts this year were:
Duets on: marimba, mouth organs, voice and guitar.
Yo-yo tricks demo
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up and perform in front of people who know you. Well done to all.
The photo just below shows how engaged the audience were. They waved their arms, cheered, clapped and generally loved it.
This is self-explanatory...
Our wonderful County Band Ents team devised a number of games and challenges for whoever wished to participate. One of those was the balloon popping challenge.
So, teams of two people back to back with arms linked had to pop a pile of balloons between their backs. The team that popped the most balloons won.
Matt Watling (ex HCYB member and also one of the course section coaches) forms a band to raise money for the Southampton neonatal unit every year. Members of this band vary according to availability but many of them are ex members and all have gone on to do music degrees and pursue a career in music. An annual fixture in their calendar is performing at Fairthorne to launch the entertainments of Saturday night. Members see showmanshp, performance skills and experience very classy playing from this ensemble.
These photos do not do their performance justice at all and some of the solo performances defied BlogEd's poor photography unfortunately.
PS You may recognise a few plants in the ensemble...
To celebrate Cathi's BIG birthday this week and Jane's birthday today, Mr and Mrs W kindly bought a cake for EVERYONE to share during hot chocolate hour after the Saturday night entertainment (more of this will follow but there are shed loads of photos to sort....).
Who said: "I always make up a morning song to sing to the children."?
Please post your nominations via the Comments option below.
So, JB first...
BlogEd will be posting up more photos this evening. In the meantime, just to reassure us that you ARE following the Blog, please would you add some witty captions to the photos below.
BlogEd: "Are you having your birthday on the same day this year as last year?"
Jane B: "My birthday falls on the same date every year" (trying to exit in fits of laughter)
BlogEd, determined not to be thrown by this: "So tomorrow then?"
Jane B: "Yes."