A flea market with groovy beats
When the BIGS hosts the annual flea market at the Hainfelder Hof, the appearance of Woody's Sound is an integral part.
While we were settin gup we had drawn the curious children's eyes and answered one or two questions about the instruments and the technique.
On time at 11 clock began the performance, which ended with extension at half past three. For three hours we played hits from The Beatles, ABBA and Glenn Miller. Our young clarinets were particularly happy about "Blua da ba dee" and "Faded", the more recent titles.
Each register came to light in the different songs and Martin himself played three impressive solos.
The flea market was extremely well attended, the weather played along and the small children danced in front of the orchestra to the music. Sometimes it was hard to concentrate on the music.
For us this weekend was a wonderful prelude to the outdoor season and we are looking forward to the next year. Now it's time to prepare for the summer concert on the 30th of June in the garden of the music school in Ashausen and we hope to welcome numerous guests to a great concert there.
Picnic Concert in Stove
The Ladies Of Brass invited to Stover Strand for a picnic concert today. The sun was shining, the people were in a good mood, laughing and making themselves comfortable with their chairs, tables and other utensils.
At 14 o'clock Ladies Of Brass started with "Beautiful Sunday" in the concert and got the audience into a groove.
Afterwards, it was time for Woody's Sound to wake up from the winter break, playing one hit after another for a good two hours.
Some soloists were allowed to shine with Yolanda on the flute and Alex and Lena on the french horn. It takes some nerves when Martin suddenly holds a microphone in front of the instrument. He also inspired the audience with solos on "What a wonderful world" and "Feelings".
In between Martin gave a look "behind the scenes" chattered a lot and gave the afternoon a beautiful spin.
At the end, Ladies Of Brass took over again and played the "Landfrauenlied", which all the audience sang along and stood up at the end.
We would like to thank you for this beautiful, great organized afternoon.
The pictures of the christmas concert are here!
The wait is over and it has been worthwhile. We are pleased to be able to show you the pictures of the Christmas concert of 15.12.2018.
Many thanks to the photographers Inger and Arwid!
Woody’s Sound at Amazon
When Woody's Sound meets at the weekend, there is always an appearance behind it. The more strange was the feeling to meet without instruments.
We met on February 23, 2019 at the gates of Amazons in Winsen. Woody's Sound got the opportunity to look behind the scenes at Amazon.
Marcel and Anne, Amazon employees, have prepared two interesting hours for us. Even the entrance to the anteroom was impressive. Large, colorful and bright. Characterized by information, technology and safety (there were at least 5 metal detectors and when climbing stairs there are left and right traffic with request to use the handrails).
We got all the badges and were first led into a large conference room to get some basic information about Amazon.
- Motivation of the Founder
- The Global Distribution of Amazons
- What belongs to Amazon
- Over 1700 employees in Winsen with the goal of 90% of permanent contracts
- and so on...
After so many facts, it was first, armed with visitor vests, to eat in the canteen. Here the kids were particularly fast, because they had immediately discovered the corner with the kicker and the Playstation.
Then we walked along the 600m hall and followed the path of a package. Really impressive was the technology that the shelves (28000 pieces) come to the employee. But how does that happen? There are 3000 robots that drive under the racks, lift them and drive fully automated to the destination, without collision.
Generally, in goods processing, a lot happens via light signals, code scanning and confirmation by button.
Some more interesting facts:
- the hall is 600m long
- she was equipped with logistics for 130 million euros within 6 months
- The conveyor belts have a total length of 18km
- Employees have a public board for opinions / concerns and get there directly visible reactions of the site management
- Each employee gets a coffee mug to reduce the disposable cups on the machine
- Amazon also has Girls / Boys Day
- Employees get so-called "swag" points for Christmas, birthday or good ideas, collect them and can redeem them for goods for up to € 40
After the group photo, the final questions were answered in conference room. The most astonishing information came to the end:
From sending the order to leaving the goods from the logistics center pass just 20 minutes!
Woody's Sound says thank you again for the tour and invites you once again to look behind "our" scenes at the Summer Concert!
New, but still familiar
The Christmas concert is behind us!
Der gestrige Tag ging wie ein Film an uns vorbei. Die Ersten waren bereits morgens um 10 Uhr in der Stadthalle mit dem Aufbau beschäftigt und die Letzten verließen den Ort des Geschehens gegen 21 Uhr.
Yesterday went by like a movie. The first ones were already busy in the morning at 10 o'clock in the town hall with decorating and the last left the place of the happening around 21 o'clock.
The late afternoon was special. Some were new, but still familiar. For the first time, Woody's Sound played no Christmas carols. The "Ladies Of Brass" bravely took over this part at the beginning of the concert and wonderfully tuned the numerous spectators for half an hour. Santa Claus brought a breath of fresh air into the hall. At first he seemed a bit out of place, because he was disguised for the gifts distributed at the beach volleyball club. The angel clarified everything quickly and the children could be happy about small gifts.
Even before admission and during the break there was "action". The raffle was a great success and was literally stormed. The proceeds will be used this year to help young players who need help financing lessons and tools. Everyone should get access to the music. Thanks again to the numerous donors who made the raffle possible in the first place and who were also named on posters distributed throughout the room.
With the title "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Martin gave an insight into his childhood. It was the first movie he had seen back then. For a long time he looked under his bed in the evening, if there hid the witch with the long nose.
There was really something for everyone:
- Action movies like „James Bond“
- Disney movies like „The Beauty and the Beast“ and „The Junglebook“
- Western like „The Magnificent Seven“
- Classics like „Miss Marple“ and „Flash Dance“
- Ballads from „Bodyguard“ and „Titanic“
Soloists were once again able to prove their skills in various titles. For example, in the potpourri of John Williams. Luna started all alone in front of the well-filled hall and played the tune of "Harry Potter". The four guys soon joined in and quickly mastered the passage in the team. A great achievement!
Martin noted how pleased he was to give the children that self-reliance and self-confidence for such performances.
Also through his stories, the cohesion within the orchestra became clear again. No matter how different, but share the common passion for music.
This was also made clear by various posters in the vestibule, where the simple question was defined: Who or what is Woody's Sound? The viewers were invited to: "Listen or play with and become part of our world." And all the guests got involved in this evening. That was also wonderful for us!
Now back to the solos.
For the song "I wanna be like you" from the jungle book, each repertoire was represented by a solo. While the clarinets, flutes and alto saxophones in the front rows remained in their seats, the trombones, tenor saxophones and trumpets of the song made their way to the front and played there. The soloists side by side gave a great picture for the audience.
After the last song, a mix by Glenn Miller, there were standing ovations in the hall. This is not self-evident and most of us have probably never experienced it. Some musicians got wet eyes and Martin could not hide his emotion. Thank you, dear audience, for giving us that special feeling! Of course, there were two encores to follow. The drummer Flo was on the line. He literally swept us off the stage with the title "Holding Out For a Hero". An, in the truest sense of the word, athletic performance. What was missing now to make the evening round? A solo by Martin Woodford!
With the hit "Sky Fall" from the eponymous James Bond strip, he showed his class. It is a true art to play with the trumpet in this high pitch and Martin has presented this art with pleasure and very impressive.