Disco evergreens at the Christmas concert of Woody's Sound
"I feel disco" - the viewers will experience this on 14 December 2019 from 5 pm in the town hall Winsen. Woody's Sound invites you to a traditional Christmas concert this evening. But those who know this big band knows that these concerts are always very lively. With a distinctive disco sound of wind instruments, drums and guitars, the musicians manage to make any tired foot tremble. A program tailored to the program lightshow ensures the right disco effects. Numerous hits by well-known artists have been arranged by Martin Woodford, musical director of the orchestra, especially for the modern wind ensemble Woody's Sound. But you absolutely do not have to do without the Advent feeling on December 14th. The "Ladies of Brass" provide a festive mood in the pre-season program. Martin Woodford's newly established rural women's orchestra shows in a very impressive way how much fun it is to learn an instrument in adulthood.
To ensure that all notes are in the right place, that every little passage is in order, the big band was preparing for this concert during an intensive rehearsal weekend in Rotenburg (Wümme). With 50 musicians between the ages of 8 and 80, rehearsals will not only be rehearsed on three days, but in good company new ideas for concerts, exits and titles will emerge. It is mostly the youthful members who want to play hits from the current music charts. Martin Woodford gladly accepts this challenge and arranges the most modern hits, making them suitable for the performance.
Tickets for the rocking Christmas concert are available in advance at Tourist-Info Winsen, at the music school Woodford and the ABC book trade in Stelle, at the Landeszeitung Lüneburg and at the box office. Adults pay 10 EUR, young people from 12 years 4 EUR and children under 11 years free. Of course, the Santa Claus has registered and also in the traditional raffle, the proceeds of which benefit children and youth projects, you can win great prizes.
JOYFUL voices just in TIME - a joyful time
Joy is joy, Time is the time and this was felt by all participants of the concert, spectators and musicians tonight.
In the parish "Guter Hirt" the big band "Just in Time" met with the gospel choir "Joyful Voices".
Joyful Voices kicked off the first half of the concert with a nice polyphony. Between the titles the meaning of the coming titles was explained very nicely and figuratively with a heart or ship.
During the break, where the guests were served excellently, the renovation took place and it was time for Just in Time in the second half. Leo played a great solo on the trombone for "Stormy Weather" and Katharina was soloing on the flugelhorn with "Feeling Good". With the rather brisk titles the audience was heated up. Dieter on the guitar picked into the hearts of the audience on "Suspicious Minds" and the saxes whirled around the church with "One Step Beyond".
Of course, a solo by Martin was not missing. For the beautiful title "You've got a friend" he excelled on the flugelhorn.
The evening ended with the title "California Dreaming", which the Big Band and the Gospel Choir played and sang together.
We thank again for the invitation and the wonderful evening.
Pirates cheered by cheerleaders
We prepared for two years and before we know it, a week has passed in England and we are on the bus on the way home. Behind us lies a time full of activities, impressions and lasting moments.
With a group of about 40 musicians we made our way to Redditch (Birmingham), where we stayed at the hotel "Meadow Farm", an old property with an incredible charm. The program was colorful, as were the participants. After all, it was an age range of 12 years to 81 years on this trip to bring together.
We were able to visit the Morgan car factory, follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon and stormed the imposing castle in Conwy. With a hike in the Malvern Hills and the canals of Worcestershire and a day trip to North Wales, the landscape and nature were not forgotten.
Besides these impressions and the community we were there because of the music in England. On Saturday afternoon we were allowed to play at Yartes Court in Evesham. Already on arrival at the senior residence, Bev and her colleagues waved to us with joy and warmly received us. The following 90-minute performance was one of a very special kind. We felt so much joy, enthusiasm and gratitude from the audience. A highlight here was Martin's solo to "What a wonderful world", with him sitting next to Enid and just playing for her. Because Enid is 100 years old and this title has a special meaning for her. Later, she was seen dancing as well in the livelier titles. The orchestra was thrilled with her energy and that of the other guests in the hall.
Our audience on Tuesday was about 90 years younger. It was the most eager day in the schools. In the morning there was a happy reunion with the head of the school in Walkwood. Martin explained the instruments with appropriate British humor, and the students curiously tried to get a sound out. We were enchanted by the loud singing of the students to the title "Cheerleader" with a perfect solo on the trumpet by Max. We were wrong when we thought that it could not get better. To the theme tune of "Pirates of the Caribbean," our "cheerleaders" cheered us on and we were literally overrun by the energy.
It was a very nice performance, which was repeated after a break with fish and chips at Astwood Bank School. These little kids - from 4 years upwards - were full of enthusiasm and touched us with their accompanying singing.
After 19 hours of driving, we arrived home tired but happy at 2:30 pm and will revel in the memories of this past week for a long time. It's time to start planning for the next trip to England, two years will pass quickly. At this point, the entire orchestra would like to thank Martin and Leonie for the perfect planning and organization of the trip - you did a great job. Even our bus driver Klaus mastered the left-hand traffic and always supplied us with fresh coffee and sausage. Thank you very much that we felt so at home in your bus.
What a wonderful day...
... or "world". With this title, the big band Just in Time ended their three-hour appearance at the Dorfkrug in Lüllau on Sunday.
Martin Woodford played a brilliant solo and was beautifully accompanied by the orchestra.
In addition to this ballad, there were also neat titles for "the hips" and to sway. The hits of the decades alternated and every register was allowed to shine with the different songs.
Be it a hit by Joe Cocker, a medley by Wolfgang Petry or an evergreen by Abba - Just in Time is versatile!
Also the weather meant it well with the morning shopping, so that some cyclists put a stop on their long tours.
What a wonderful day, indeed!
European Championship in Eventing
After eight years, the European eventing championships were again held in Luhmühlen and the Big Band "Just in Time" was a great pleasure and honor to be there.
In the best of weather, thousands of people romped on the site and marveled at the level of riders and horses. This wonderful day we could end with music in the marquee. Good two hours we played non-stop one hit after another. In doing so, we met German and international guests with German hits by Wolfgang Petry and Evergreens by Abba.
This was especially noticeable through the steady applause.
We say thank you for this great day and look forward to the next time.