After thirty years Kevin’s Dad, Don, has decided to retire from playing in Chichester City Band. He completed his farewell tour this evening, playing in the band’s Christmas concert. Kevin played trombone in the band, next to Don, and I was tasked with documentary duties.
The first half of the concert featured a piece for the trombone section, naturally with a solo for Don. After the interval came his official farewell from the band, with speeches and gifts. Don regaled us with memories of his years in the band, and some entertaining stories about the time he spent doing his National Service in the 10th Royal Hussars Band.
This may have been Don’s final concert, but he’ll still be in the audience for future performances and he’ll still be enjoying regular outings with his ukulele group.
14 December 2018