On 9th July this year Aylesbury Concert Band performed at Fairford Leys Summer Fayre again, which took place as usual in Hampden Square, Aylesbury. The organisers reported that there were a record number of stalls, and a large crowd of people attended throughout the afternoon. The weather was overcast, and a few spots of rain fell as the band was setting up, but luckily it didn’t amount to much, and the sky brightened as the day wore on. Unfortunately it was quite windy, which threatened to blow music stands over and made page turns difficult.
The band played two sessions. The first opened with Bright Lights by Robert Sheldon followed by music from Disney’s film of Aladdin and two themes from recent James Bond films, Live and Let Die and Writing’s on the Wall from Spectre. After music from the film Rocky the first session ended with Queen in Concert.
The second session opened with more music from older James Bond films arranged by Johan de Meij. The march Liberty Bell and a selection of music by Henry Mancini was followed by Instant Concert by Harold Waters. The Band finished with a selection of well known songs by Frank Sinatra, and Dancing Round the Nursery by Rob Wiffin.