UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 16 JUNE
RBC’s Wind Orchestra performed at Hinckley’s Hollycroft Park on Saturday 10 June, for the popular open-air event – Proms in the Park.
The Orchestra comprised of more than 50 talented young musicians who performed a series of popular tunes including much-loved scores from films ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ under the baton of acclaimed conductor David Gordon-Shute.
There was also an arrangement specifically for wind band from Peter Graham’s epic ‘Metropolis’ (1927 film).
The Wind Orchestra also played some British favourites by William Walton, Malcolm Arnold and Henry Wood – with Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 ensuring the concert ended in true flag-waving style.
Head of Wind Jenni Philips said: “The students were delighted to give another RBC Wind Orchestra performance. It's always great fun to do an external concert, and I know they had a fabulous day out.”
Council Leader Stuart Bray said: “This year’s Proms in the Park came swiftly after the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and was another great opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion in the country’s history. We welcomed David Gordon-Shute and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Orchestra and truly enjoyed a great evening. Everyone had a fabulous time, waving flags and enjoying the glorious sunshine and live music out in the beautiful setting of Hollycroft Park. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces.”