Band Recordings

Strike Up The Band

Early in January 2007, the Band recorded its first CD “Strike Up The Band”. It was a very exhausting but nevertheless enjoyable day.

The Band procured the services of Philip Whittaker of Mobile Recording Services, an ex BBC producer who happens to live locally, to record the CD. With his expert guidance, and along with our MD Paul How, the Band played tirelessly and managed to keep the enthusiasm going all day.

Track Listing

Strike Up The Band
Tijuana Brass In Concert
I Will Always Love You
The Music of James Bond
Shakespeare In Love
Queen of the Night’s Aria
Selections from Walt Disneys “Fantasia”
Kalinka
Moonlight Serenade
Big Band Classics
Alfie
Andrew LLoyd Webber – A Symphonic Portrait
Is This The Way To) Amarillo?

Valentine’s Concert 2009

In 2009 the Band made its first live recording at their Winter concert giving Band members double the excuse for performance nerves! This was on 14th February – Valentine’s Day – and there was a definite attempt to include something of a love theme through the programme. Once again Philip Whittaker of Mobile Recording Services did the recording honours and produced a good record of the concert.

Track Listing

Prelude for an occasion
Queen in Concert
Zerlina and Don Giovanni’s Duettino from the opera “Don Giovanni”
Hitsville USA
San Miguel
Feelings
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Huntsman
Caravan
Gabriel’s Oboe
Winslow Winners
I Dreamed a Dream
Highlights from “High School Musical”
Salute to Abba

Winter Concert 2010

For 2010 concert the Band took astep into the unknown and made a DVD of the evening. This time Malcolm Down made the recording, sharing the cramped space of the lighting box with a very patient lighting engineer. He gave his services to raise money for Milton Keynes charity Spectrum Arts MK.

Track Listing

Winslow Winners
Tequila
The Blue Danube
Fantasy on “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
The Genius of Ray Charles
Oh! Mein Papa
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
633 Squadron
Big Spender
The Swinging Bones
Big Bands in Concert
Hallelujah
You Can’t Stop the Beat
Bring Him Home
Pirates of teh Caribbean (Symphonic Suite)

 

The Wild West and Big Band Sound

Cover image from the CD "The Wild West and The Big Band Sound"

The 2012 winter concert, “The Wild West and Big Band Sound”, was recorded live again by Philip Whittaker of Mobile Recording Services.

Track Listing
Part 1: The Wild West

Mountain Ridge Overture
Theme from Blazing Saddles
Dances with Wolves
Apache
Paint your Wagon
Somewhere Out There
Wild Westerns

Part 2: The Big Band Sound

Big Band Classics
Take the A Train
Over the Rainbow
Bad Leroy Brown
Ol’ Blue Eyes
Theme from Family Guy
American Trilogy

The CDs may be purchased for £5 + £1.50 p.& p. (subject to availability) or they may be purchased at any of the Band concerts or events around the area.

Please call Pam on 01280 817947 or send her an email to obtain your copy.