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Marshall shines in Wardle Christmas extravaganza

Black Dyke's Richard Marshall was the star turn at Wardle High School's Christmas Concert last weekend, where the British Open Shield was on display for all to see.

RICHARD MARSHALL

 

Wardle High School wowed the local audiences on Saturday December 16th as they put on their Christmas Extravaganza. The event organised by their Head of Music Paul Lovatt-Cooper started with a three-course silver service Christmas meal to the packed house, then all the 300-strong musicians put on an unforgetable show.

The evening was topped off with John Maines as guest compere and guest soloist Richard Marshall Black Dyke Band's Principal Cornet and International soloist.

Four bands performed

The concert included all four of the schools brass bands; The Training Band, The Junior Band, The Intermediate Band and the Senior Band with conductors Gwen Diggle, Paul Lovatt-Cooper and Lee Rigg at the helm and the Wardle High School Choir conducted by Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Anderson Brass, the schools' community band which includes ex-pupils from the school also performed as part of the celebrations conducted by Sean Conway.

Virtusuo Richard

Richard played the solos People and Virtuosity with accompaniment from Anderson Brass and Wardle Senior Band recieving a standing ovation for his performances from the admiring audience.

Richard was also joined on stage by fellow repiano player at Black Dyke Lee Rigg, who both played a trumpet fanfare in the performance of "Little Drummer Boy".

Shield on show

They took a bow with Paul Lovatt-Cooper as the current British Open Champions and the British Open shield was brought onto and displayed on stage for the duration of the evening with kind permission from Black Dyke Band.

To top off the fantastic night of music making, the concert concluded with a massed-bands item, the piece "A Christmas Finale" was written by Paul Lovatt-Cooper which brought a standing ovation from the audience.

Thanks

The Wardle High School and Wardle & District Anderson Brass would like to publically thank through 4BR Richard for his contribution to the evening along with MC, John Maines.



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