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Daytime Evening at 7.30pm

PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S WATERLOOVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL

St George’s Church, Waterlooville, 7.30pm - licensed bar opens 6pm

TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

All the atmosphere, pomp, ceremony and flagwaving of the real thing!

Featuring the

MERIDIAN WIND BAND

Musical director: Don Lloyd BMus(Hons), ATCL, CTABRSM, LRSM




Meridian Wind Band

Two instrumental music teachers, Tim Norris and Tim Warren, formed the Meridian Wind Band in 1997. Their object is to produce an enjoyable atmosphere where musicians can share their love of music of all styles and perform to the highest possible standard.

The Meridian Wind band is based in Southampton. They enjoy a varied repertoire ranging from the best of contemporary music through transcriptions to the more conventional marches, waltzes and overtures.


Don Lloyd, Musical Director of the Meridian Wind Band

Don was born and raised in Bournemouth, his earliest musical recollections are the piano lessons given to him by his mother.  His other main musical influence in his teenage years was the Bandmaster at Oakmead School for Boys, Courtney Bosanko. After leaving school, Don joined the Royal Marines School of Music at Deal, as a Bassoonist. He passed out from training a term early in December 1978, and was posted to Staff Band as Principal Bassoon. Don served with the Royal Marines Band Service for 32 years, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer (2) Bandmaster, concluding his career as the Chief Instructor Higher Training, at the Royal Marines School of Music, HMS Nelson. Whilst in the Royal Marines Band Service he served all over the world, the D-Day 60 celebrations and the closure of Hong Kong were just two of the highlights from a long and varied career.

Don passed the ATCL performers diploma in 1997 and gained his Associated Board Certificate of Teaching (CT ABRSM) in 2000.  He was one of the first group of Royal Marine musicians to graduate with BMus(Hons) through Portsmouth University in 2001.  Don gained the LRSM (conducting diploma) with distinction at the end of the Bandmasters’ course in 2003.

Since leaving the Royal Marines Band Service Don has carved out a career as a music teacher and in 2008 was appointed as teacher of music at the Bourne Community College, Southbourne, West Sussex. Don then undertook the Graduate Teacher Programme and completed this in June 2009. In September 2009 Don was appointed as Director of Learning Music at the Bourne Community College. In September 2016 Don moved on from the Bourne Community College and was appointed as the Music teacher at the Durand Academy, Midhurst; since joining the school he has also taken on leadership roles as well.

In February 2009 Don was appointed as the Director of the Meridian Wind Band.

Saturday 17th June

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dance floor

licensed real ale, wine & Pimm’s  bar

interval drink included

This year, we are again asking that your own chairs are not brought in to the concert venue - we will provide seating. You are welcome to bring your own chairs and tables for picnics in the church grounds from 6pm, and we will store your chairs and tables in the church hall during the performance.

Last Night of the Proms, 2014

12.noon
St George’s Church:

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ENSEMBLES

The Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensembles form part of the network of highly successful musical opportunities provided by Hampshire Music Service, which cater for young Hampshire musicians at all levels.

The ensembles are committed to a high level of music-making, but are friendly and informal. Based at Henry Beaufort School in Winchester, they each have a busy calendar of activities including concerts, residential weekends, workshops with professional musicians and tours abroad.

The ensembles are led by highly experienced specialist staff and provide an opportunity to explore a wide range of repertoire and musical experiences.

This will be a high quality Concert which is not to be missed - and it is free!

FOOD AND DRINK STALL FROM 12NOON


The Grand Finalé will have a Naval theme this year,

and will include the ‘Evening Hymn and Sunset’

as well as ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

Note for disabled ticket holders: Space will be at a premium for this performance, and so if you are attending in a wheelchair, we request that for your comfort and safety you let us know in advance, so that we can reserve space for you. You can email us at wmf@stgeorgesnews.org quoting your booking reference number.  Thank you for your understanding.

Note for group bookings: For bookings of 8 or more, we will reserve a table for you so that your party can sit together. To take advantage of this service, please email wmf@stgeorgesnews.org quoting your booking reference number. Please note that we cannot guarantee a table exclusively for your use.


A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF GOLD PASSPORT TICKETS WHICH INCLUDE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
OTHERWISE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS IS SOLD OUT. SORRY FOR ANY DISAPPPOINTMENT.

There are two other top quality bands performing at this year’s Festival. On Sunday evening, THE PORTSMOUTH CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND and on Wednesday evening THE BAND OF THE HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY.
Why not book up for these evenings as an alternative?