Tour through Winsen
We moved to you and it was great!
At 10 o'clock we started full of energy at the music school and did not really know what to expect.
Three stations were on the program:
- 11 am Schlossplatz
- 1 pm Famila
- 3 pm Krankenhaus
Each station was different and special in its own way.
At the Schlossplatz we surprised the market visitors and looked for a nice place with the red double-decker bus. This was not easy and very close. Our bus driver has mastered it with class.
After a fairly quick setup, more and more people gathered after each song. Some of them came to Schlossplatz especially because of us. Again and again, some went forward and donated a little something. Many Thanks!
After an hour of playing, we took a small refreshment prepared by our passengers.
With twenty minutes of air, we then arrived at Famila and expected a very different audience here. People hurried to Famila for their weekend shopping. We were very happy that they also took the time for our music and stayed there. A mother with two children stayed the whole hour. We also welcomed familiar faces from Schlossplatz. People have "moved" through us and followed us. Others also took the opportunity and came by bus.
At 2 pm it went quite quickly to the hospital, so that there could be drunk a little something before the start of the event.
Some musicians were looking forward to this last stop on our little tour. There was a need to sweeten the sick people there the day. All the more we were disappointed that we had to cancel after a quarter of an hour due to a cloudburst.
Looking back, it was a beautiful day. You probably noticed that not a single track was mentioned here that we played. This is because of the great experiences we have made. Bright faces wherever we looked and people just taking the time to "move" with us. Which titles we have played exactly then, comes into the background.
Traditional harvest festival in Scharmbeck
It's early September and that means it's harvest festival!
This date is set by the inhabitants and also by Woody's Sound.
We were allowed to participate again in this versatile festival program and entertain the guests on the sports field while the trucks were moving through the village.
We remained faithful to last Tuesday's music and continued our musical journey in the 1960s.
The sun was shining, the people were in a good mood and we were allowed to play. What more do you want on such a beautiful Sunday?
A magical, blue evening
After the exciting time in Berlin there was a little break for Woody's Sound. But now we are back!
Just in time for the "Blue Hour" in Winsen, we were once again full of fun. The joy of being able to play again, the many listeners certainly felt and Woody's Sound gave some titles from the summer concert to the best. Classics by Elton John and the Beatles were included, as well as songs by German greats like Modern Talking or Heinz Rudolf Kunze.
There was something for everyone with one or two potpourri.
Martin Woodford was moved to a beautiful solo on "What a wonderful world".
The orchestra played for two hours and was rewarded in the end by allowing the players to wish the songs of the last quarter of an hour.
The conclusion of this beautiful evening then formed the "Blue Hour" and the associated light show at Marstall.
The slightly different appearance
In the spring, Woody's Sound received a "different kind of" request:
The "Johanniter Pferdestaffel" was looking for orchestras who would like to support the sensitization of the horse squadron.
What does that mean exactly?
The horses of the squadron are exposed to a variety of situations in the field. This includes loud music. A sound system with music is not the same as a live orchestra.
So that the horses do not startle in such a situation, you should be accustomed to it or desensitized in this regard.
On 28.07.2018, Woody's Sound made its way to the Harburg riding club in Hamburg.
In the best weather we were warmly welcomed by the squadron and got ready to play under a shady tree. Our task: have fun and to play louder ... and if possible do not get distracted by the horses. Nevertheless, we started the first song more calmly - just to be careful.
As we played, the horses became familiar with different situations throughout the course.
Gradually, the riders came closer and stopped with the horses right in front of us. These showed little excitement or shyness, very impressive!
A highlight was the formation of a swath and the gallop directly through the playing orchestra. This also mastered the horses with flying colors.
We thank you for the new experience, we are glad that we were able to help and we would love to come back. It was a nice day with great food and good organization by Martina Leffrang.
Source of the photos: Martina Leffrang
An exciting time in Berlin
On the 8th of November last year, the member of the Bundestag, Svenja Stadler, visited our association Woody's Sound. What followed now was the honoring of a promise. We were invited by the Federal Press Office (BPA) to Berlin for three days.
Now it started on Tuesday morning. At noon we got a great view of the Siegessäule and the TV Tower on arrival.
Our BPA supervisor, Eva Tischendorf, greeted us appropriately with "Moin, Moin" and focused on the mentality of Berliners. They are very ... direct, but despite the Berlin slang very adorable!
After lunch, the cliché of all "tourists" had to be fulfilled first of all: Photos at the Brandenburg Gate!
The first program item of this political educational trip was the Palace of Tears. We were very impressively illustrated the entry and exit process to East Berlin. After the tour, the older members of the group told of their personal experiences during the German division.