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Musical Director : Mel Hopkin

Email address: enquiries@holbeachtownband.org.uk

Back Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 7LN (click for map)

Celebrating 40 years of Banding 1971 to 2011

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Programme Notes

Men of Harlech
"Men of Harlech" occupies an important place in Welsh national culture. It is the regimental march of several Welsh regiments. 

Any Dream Will Do
"Any Dream Will Do" is a popular song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is the opening song of the musical, sung by the title character of Joseph


Best of Abba
ABBA was a pop music group formed in Sweden in November 1970. The band consisted of Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog. They topped the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982. The name "ABBA" is an acronym formed from the first letters of each of the group members' given names (Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid), and the group took this name officially in late 1973. The music of ABBA has been re-arranged into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that has toured worldwide and had a movie version released in July 2008


Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance is adapted from the song "Simple Gifts" - an 1848 hymn

Indian Summer – Hymn to the Great Spirit
This is the last of 4 movements.  The music describes American native Indians.  It is very popular in Brass band contesting. The Great Spirit is what some Native Americans (including the Sioux) called God


Two Action – Rocky
Theme from Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the story of boxer Rocky Balboa,


Two Action - Dr Who
The Doctor Who theme was composed by Ron Grainer. Created in 1963, it was one of the first electronic music signature tunes for television.


Two Movie - Raiders March
John Williams composed the score for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was the only score in the series performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, the same orchestra that performed the scores for the Star Wars saga. The score most notably features the well-known "Raiders' March." This piece came to symbolize Indiana Jones and was later used in Williams' scores for the other three films.


Two Movie – Pirates
Theme from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies from 2003.  Based on Pirates of the Caribbean rides at Disneyland in 1967


Time of My Life, (I've Had) The
the finale song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing


Lion King
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is an Academy Award-winning song from Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King, composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.


Everybody Needs Somebody
The Rolling Stones recorded this song for their 1965 album The Rolling Stones Now!. The Blues Brothers covered this. Their version featured in the 1980 The Blues Brothers film. Nine years later, it was released as a single in the UK


Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Fantasia on British Sea Songs is a piece of classical music arranged by Sir Henry Wood in 1905 to mark the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. It is a medley on British sea songs and now forms an indispensable item at the BBC's Last Night of the Proms concert.


Amarillo (Is this the way to)
"Is This the Way to Amarillo" is a song written in 1971 by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, referring to Amarillo, Texas. It is about a man travelling to Amarillo to find his girlfriend. The reason that Amarillo was chosen for the song was because it was the only place name that Sedaka could think of that rhymed with "willow" and "pillow". The song was re-released on 14 March 2005 to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, with an accompanying video where Peter Kay Lip-synced the song accompanied by various celebrities

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