Today the walkers in the Luhe gardens saw something special. The Big Band Just in Time played with the musicians of Woody's Sound and the Swing Orchester. All orchestras belong to the "School of Music" in Ashausen. With this triple power, even the sun fought through the clouds.
You need music to dance!
Woody's Sound has begun in today's Salzhaus event "Dance to happiness" with beautiful sounds. Dancing is only possible with music and so we gladly contributed to the happiness of all guests. The numerous audiences were mixed and so there were of course titles for young and old. It was nice and we would love to come back.
A journey through 80 years of music!
We rehearsed for six months. We listended to the songs all day long. From up and down, back and forth, forward and backward. Today was the day. The work was presented at the annual summer concert. Immediately after the entry of the never-ending musicians, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was the start.
Martin Woodford then greeted the audience and attuned on the upcoming journey through the decades of music. Before the start, however, Gerd Trautvetter, the first chairman, had to address a few words to the audience. We would also like to thank the numerous helpers. A special helper was highlighted. He talked about is from "Hanna's Grandfather". He's always there, helping where he can. Many Thanks!
But now let's begin.
The first half was colorful. There was something for young and old. ABBA, the "Deutsche Welle", current hits from movies and beats of the 90s.
The sun got was shining and the musicians gave everything under these conditions and were hardly to slow down. Flo was particularly skilled with his drums and his unmistakable swing and Uli on the bass, who "chorused" the entire orchestra with Billie Jean.
In the break the richly filled cake buffet was stormed and you also got a sausage from the grill.
After the break, Gloria Gaynor's hit the record "I am what I am" was next and Martin Woodford supported the trumpets at the end of the song. Everyone helps out from where they can, even the master himself.
There followed a brisk title after another. Including "Buona Sera" and "Just a Gigolo" with various solos by Leonie, Harald and Michael on the saxophones. With "Till" by Tom Jones Martin Woodford had a solo himself.
We began with Michael Jackson and we end with Michael Jackson. The orchestra trembled with "Beat it" and then the tenors were released at "Livin la vida loca".
At the encore with "I will survive" our pianist Christian gave everything and was allowed to play the beginning three times before the orchestra got the signal to start. After that, the musicians were allowed to vote on the last encore. Since there was a draw here, simply both titles had to be played. "Begin the Beguine" made the beginning and with "Can not take my eyes off of you" Martin Woodford joined the ranks of the orchestra and the last title was played.
It was done. See you at the Christmas concert on December 16th in the town hall in Winsen or before on December 3rd to the concert in St. Mary's Church.
40 years city festival Winsen/Luhe
Winsen/Luhe celebrates 40 years of city festivals and Woody's Sound is not to be missed! Since 2003, the Big Band has been accompanying the event and was very happy to be there again!
On this beautiful Sunday, on the last day of the festival, many hits of past decades were celebrated.
On the way straight to the summer concert
There will be a journey through 80 years of music history and its hits. From 1930 to today. There is something for everybody:
- Young and old
- Grandparents and grandchildren
- Lovers of jazz and swing
- Fans of the legendary 80s
Are you ready?
Very good! ... because we are not ... "yet"!
We are practicing, from morning to night. For the fine grinding, a weekend workshop is set two weeks before the event. We are playing till
- the fingers cramp
- the eyes can no longer read notes
- the lips are numb (as a trumpet/trombone player a weekend is better than any botox treatment)
- Martin is hoarse
- and all the coffee reserves of the youth hostel are consumed.
Believe us ... this journey through music history will be a thriller!
Naturally, the physical well-being is also taken care of. There is a huge cake buffet and the grill is not cold either.
In addition, the summer concert also serves as an open day! Take a look around. Talk to us and let us show you the rooms or ask what's going on!
- How are the rehearsals?
- What about the concert trip to England?
- Can I learn an instrument at my age?
- Or simple: Where is the toilet?
We look forward to an unforgettable day with lots of sunshine, beautiful music and bright faces!