Monday, April 29, 2013

HopFest a roaring success

A GREAT time was had at the Derwent Valley Concert Band's annual HopFest on Saturday night, with about 100 people in attendance at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall.

The night celebrated the music of the 1920s-40s, played and sung by members of the band with great enthusiasm. Photos and a video from the night can be seen here.

Paul Beresford reports: Saturday was certainly not "The loneliest night of the week" at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall where Jewel and myself plus about 150 others enjoyed a "Big Band Boogie 1920s-40s style" evening.

Music by members of the Derwent Valley Concert Band and visiting musicians and singers kept everyone tapping their toes and dancing till late in the night. Lessons were given in the Charleston and other dance styles and the happy crowd enjoyed great canapes followed by  a selection of hot main courses and a wonderful variety of desserts. Yours truly got into trouble from Jewel because I spilled my bread and better pudding down the front of my dinner shirt!

Thanks to the members of the Derwent Valley Concert Band  for the fantastic efforts that went into making this a great night out in the valley.

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