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.