Recently I went to the local brass Band’s New Year Concert. They played a varied programme including composers from Vienna such as Strauss and Mozart. I wasn’t so taken on the soloist pieces, although the soloists themselves played very well, but loved the waltzes and polkas, especially the Annan Polka, The Blue Danube, and the Radetsky March. I thought it was just going to be a Strauss musical evening so wasn’t quite expecting what was in it, I’m not so keen on Mozart and others but love Strauss and his family, however I did have a lovely time and enjoyed the concert very much. I also enjoyed the conductors links and his conducting.

Conductor Bill Willis 1

Conductor Bill Willis 2 The empty band stage