Many members of local community concert band The Delta Music Makers are currently touring key locations in England and France for 17 days and performing 6 concerts.
After the band’s third spectacular performance at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth City, five members of Music Maker were invited by the conductor to join Pendennis Brass for a two-hour afternoon concert.
The performance is in addition to the concert by Delta Music Makers at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth, Beckenham (London) and at the Anderton Boat Lift (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/anderton) in the community of Chester. At the Wellington War Memorial (Arras, France) and at the Guest Center in Juno Beach.
On August 13th, the five members were privileged to attend the Pendennis Brass concert in Falmouth, England.
The music was new to Canadian musicians, but provided a great opportunity to play songs typically played by British brass bands.
The common language of music allowed musicians who had never met or rehearsed together before to share a common passion.
“First viewing (seeing new music for the first time) was challenging, but I love British brass music and was happy to be a part of it” for the past 27 years.
DMM cornetist Eric Gemmell, who has been with the band for 17 years, said he was honored to be a part of the concert and to play with such great musicians.
Many of the DMM members decided to spend the afternoon at the Princess Pavilion watching their bandmates perform.
“I have always argued that music is the universal language,” said DMM conductor Kurt Jansen. And, having just finished a concert in the heat and in front of a very receptive audience, everyone who was invited to play said, “Yes, I want to play invisible music the next day.” said.
“Instead of attending pre-arranged tours, the musicians chose to do so. And I’ve been rooting for brass and percussion people.I’m proud to be associated with these dedicated musicians who don’t get paid.They just play for the love of music.”