On Monday, March 4, Claremont Methodist Church hosted the Cape Town Concert Brass Band with all funds going to support U-turn. It was an evening of music and much laughter, thanks to the energy and humor from conductor, Stuart Scott.
The sound of a Brass Band has been described as, ‘a big glorious sound that needs no amplification!’ This rich sound reverberated around the walls and had audience’s feet tapping.
The flight of the Bumble Bee played on two euphoniums, Sibelius’ Finlandia, the Floral dance, Marching trumpets and Down by the River side were just a few of the memorable pieces.
Mr Scott originates from the North East of England, an area well known for Brass Bands. In between each piece he entertained the audience, with descriptions and witty comments, all delivered in his strong north of England accent.
In addition to the concert entrance fee, many attending brought donations of clothing which by the end of the evening filled one of the U-turn collection bins.
Thank you to Rev. David Howard and to all at Claremont Methodist who continue to support U-turn’s work, for such an enjoyable evening. It was much appreciated by those who attended and the funds raised will help U-turn as they work to create a long-term pathway to employment for the poorest in Cape Town.