After the disappointment of a rainy start, last Sunday, to the Friends of Christchurch Park’s summer season of brass band concerts, the sun smiled on Christchurch Park today (Sunday 24th July), when the Ipswich & Norwich Co-Op band entertained an appreciative crowd that eventually swelled to well over three hundred.
Sponsors of this occasion, the Ipswich Society, once again laid on complimentary champagne, and never seemed to turn anyone away. Their generosity as sponsors is very much appreciated by the Friends, and their generosity with the bottle was appreciated by one and all.
The band was in top form, and impressed with the breadth of their repertoire – Aida; Gershwin (the lovely, Someone to watch over me); Les Mis; a James Bond medley; the fiendishly difficult 633 Squadron; and a Disney medley towards the end. No wonder we clapped and cheered!