On Saturday evening, March 23rd, the fantastic Black Dyke Band and its Musical Director Nick Childs returned to the Victoria Hall in Bolton, which has become the main concert home for Eagley Band since 2016.
We were delighted to be asked by Professor Childs to perform on the same stage as Black Dyke for their visit and we opened the evening with a pre-concert half hour set to many hundreds of people, which was a great thrill.
Our set ranged from The Wizard and Amazing Grace to The Incredibles, Don’t Rain On My Parade and Sing Sing Sing.
Black Dyke Band were in typically stunning form and played everything from Liberty Bell and Ruslan and Ludmilla to the fantastic 1812 Overture to finish the concert.
The volume at the end was incredible! What a finish.
Our MD Chris Wormald was also invited to conduct Black Dyke Band in two pieces, both of which he had arranged, and the whole night was very special for everyone who took part or came to watch.
Professor Childs personally walked onto the Victoria Hall stage at the conclusion of our Eagley Band set to invite us to share the stage with Black Dyke next year and play joint items with them throughout the second half of the concert, which will be a great thrill and huge honour for us in 2020!