Ian Ferrie conducted the Kimberley Community Band in the Platzl last Thursday

Ian Ferrie conducted the Kimberley Community Band in the Platzl last Thursday

‘A Potpourri of Musical Delights’

Ian Ferrie conducted, with help from a little friend, Bennet, the Kimberley Community Band in the Platz, July 31.

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Ian Ferrie conducted, with help from a little friend, Bennet, the Kimberley Community Band in the Platz, July 31.

The music began with Also Sprach Zarathustra, the Opening Theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey, with great prolonged brass notes. Then on to Strauss’s  Radetzky March, a Serenata (seranade), Someone to Watch Over Me, Mambo #5, and a medley of familiar tunes from The Sound of Music.

This was followed by the hit of the evening, “It’s a Small World” very happily and bravely conducted by a small volunteer from the audience, Bennet.

Then a bit from the William Tell Overture melded into Dixieland On Parade, followed by Canada (The Centennial Song from 1967) by Bobby Gimby, a Beguine Festival, including Rikudim #4 (an Israeli dance tune), The Swing’s the Thing, St. Thomas and the Colonel Bogey March.

Another wonderful, very well presented, potpourri of fine music from Kimberley’s very own band.

The Band plays again next Thursday, August 7, as part of the Kimberley Arts at Centre 64’s Kaleidoscope. This will be a special evening event, with the Band starting at 7:30, after the Howard Street Market closes. Trina Rasmuson and students will be performing vertical dance on the outdoor climbing wall at the Spirit Rock Climbing Centre in the Platzl, and the dancers and band will also perform together. No, The Band will not be on the wall! Free admission, donations appreciated.

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