After a really successful concert on Saturday with the City of Bristol Brass Band, I went back to work on Monday with a bit of a bump. I have been coughing for a couple of weeks but then yesterday I suffered hearing loss in my left ear. I visited my GP this morning: it turns out I have both chest and ear infections! I now (temporarily) have an inhaler and some antibiotics to take. I hope this is gone before the end of the week.
I have been asked to take City of Bristol's Learner Band at a Jubilee celebration at the weekend. I have worked with them before as a performer, playing in a contest and have I have taken a rehearsal too, but this will be my first outing with them with me behind the stick. We are playing on Sunday, 27th May, at St. Bonaventure's School (where the bandroom is: details on the Band's website). Let's hope I can breathe and hear by then!
So, last Wednesday saw the City of Bristol Brass Band perform at their annual Rotary Club concert and included in the programme was the comic duet Another Fine Mess! based on tunes featured in the Laurel & Hardy film Way Out West. The performance wasn't too bad at all (even the dancing!) and we'll be performing it again at our next concert in Downend (Sat, 19th May). For more info visit the Band website.