Woody's Sound on Tour in England
It is Thursday the 05.10. and it is quiet on the bus, quieter than on the way out. I look at the clock: 07:25 PM
We are on the way home, exhausted and tired, but very satisfied. Behind us lays a great week in England with many impressions. It was a nice mix of sightseeing, culture, music and community.
The beginning of the trip already offered a small highlight with the ferry crossing. At about 4:00 PM we arrived at the hotel and still had the possibility to do some errands in the city. Afterwards was time to rest, because the first full day in England with three appearances should be mastered.
In the morning, we were allowed to great the visitors of the service at the curch with music and some of them stayed longer and listened to us. Afterwards we went to a Sunday school to bring the first children the musical instruments closer. Martin explained in an exciting way, with a portion of English humor, the differences of the individual instruments, and the pupils were always able to try and get a sound out. After the "school hour" the insane view at the church was enjoyed before it went back to the hotel.
The next day was full of sightseeing. We visited an active coal mine. A small obstacle was to leave all the clocks, cameras, batteries and SMARTPHONES. We were offline for an hour ... The miners described the circumstances at that time so impressively that one got goose bumps. Then it was time to warm up in the cafeteria and a small bus tour through the countryside of Wales. As in the past years our bus driver Klaus accompanies us these days about 3000km. He provides us with sausages, masters driving on the left side and jokes a lot.
The third day had the motto "Fighting day". Four performances had to be made on time. Everything has to work smoothly. On this day the group of musicians came together. The big ones helped the little ones and the young helped the old. It was built and dismantled in record time. In between, bright children's eyes shone when they got a sound from an instrument. In the end it was time to party when the students almost drowned us with their singing to "Dynamite" ... above all the headmaster himself. It also surprised us to hear that the children still speak about us months after our visit. That pleases the musicians heart. Also it was nice to see and hear where Martin grew up and what connects him with the individual places and schools. Thus his former music teacher visited the evening concert in the church, which had a very beautiful sound.
On the last day we visited the open-air museum "Black Country", which is devoted to the period of industrialization and coalmines.
In the meantime, the bus has calmed down. One part is sleeping, others are watching a movie and some people are thinking. We'll be back in two years.
2nd Dahlia Festival
Again we were guest at the dahlia festival in Winsen. Sadly we had to sop our performance after the fourth song due to a thunderstorm. Nevertheless there're some pictures and we're looking forward to coming back next year!
Harvest Festival in Scharmbeck
We're near the end of our summer performances. One of the last events is the harvest festival in Scharmbeck. While the parade was on its way we entertained the guests that stayed and later on welcomed them back.
Summer nights dream in Winsen
On Saturday Woody's Sound was the opening act for the summer nichts dream. Everywhere spotlights were placed and iluminated the gardens in beautiful lights. A wonderful event!
... and once again a triple-team!
It's been a month. The Big Band Just in Time, with the support of Woody's Sound and the Swing Orchestra, was enthusiastic about the Luhe gardens. This triple-team had to be repeated, of course.
This happened yesterday on a beautiful Sunday. The audience was so enthusiastic and carried away that they even began to dance.