Keeping Music Live in Suffolk

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1968
Civic College, Ipswich
Saturday 23rd March 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby

With The Ipswich Co-operative Singers and Drum Major J Marshall on Bagpipes

Programme
Colonel J Ward March - Cheeseman
Sun Valley Mountains Overture - Ogden
Oklahoma selection - Rodgers
Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Wood
The Huntsman - Stanley
L'Arlesienne Suite 2 - Bizet
The Grenadiers Waltz - Waldteufel
American Patrol - Meacham
Five Minutes with Jerome Kern - Kern
Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
The Sound of Music selection - Rodgers
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
Sudbury Carnival
Saturday 1st June 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
St. Mary's Priory, East Bergholt
Saturday 15th June 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Prested Hall
June 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Bramford Road Methodist Church
June 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Wakes Hall Residential Centre, Wakes Colne
Sunday 23rd June 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Saturday 6th July 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Colchester Zoo
July 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Felixstowe Carnival
Sunday 7th September 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Felixstowe Hospital
Sunday 22nd September 1968
Conducted by Rankin Bushby

1969
Civic College, Ipswich
Saturday 19th April 1969
Conducted by Rankin Bushby

Programme
Voice of the Guns - Alford
Five Minutes with Cole Porter - Porter
Trombones to the Fore - Scull
Yeoman of England (Soloist: Rankin Bushby - vocal)
Los Marimberos  
Simle Aveu - Winterbootom (Soloist: Ray Walker - Euphonium)
Works of Robert Farnon - Farnon
Thundercrest - Osterling
Poet and Peasant - Suppe
Green Hills of Somerset (Soloist: Elizabeth Davies)
March from First Suite in F by Holst - Holst
Bossa Nova - Holiday  
My Fair Lady - Loewe
Nayland
Thursday 26th June 1969
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Saturday 5th July 1969
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Ipswich Civic College
Saturday 1st November 1969
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Sunday 9th November 1969
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Ipswich (POR Memorial Plaque Unveiling) Post Office Rifles?
Conducted by Rankin Bushby

Programme
Old 95th March  
First World War Medley  
O God Our Help in Ages Past - Traditional
National Anthem - Traditional


1970
Civic College, Ipswich
Saturday 25th April 1970

Conducted by Rankin Bushby

With the Serendipity Band

British Legion Rally, Nedging Tye
Sunday 31st May 1970
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Charsfield
Saturday 20th June 1970
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Thurleston School, Ipswich
Saturday 27th June 1970
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Sunday 8th November 1970
Conducted by Rankin Bushby
St. Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich
Sunday 19th December 1970
Conducted by Rankin Bushby

With the Olive Quantrill Singers

Programme
A London March - Coates
Moonlight on the Alster Waltz - Fetras
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
Lustspiel Overture - Kela-Bela


1971
Nayland
Monday 31st May 1971
Conducted by Ray Walker?
Paul and Whites Sports Club
Saturday 12th June 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Chelmondiston
Saturday 19th June 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Beacon Hill School, Ipswich
Saturday 26th June 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Ascension Church Hall, Ipswich
Wednesday 17th November 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Ipswich Town Hall
Wednesday 24th November 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Tower Church, Ipswich
Tuesday 21st December 1971
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Rushmere Hall Choir, Sudbury Choral Society and Geoffrey Hannant 
1972
St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich
Wednesday 19th April 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Copleston School, Ipswich
Saturday 22nd April 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Halstead Public Gardens
Sunday 7th May 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
St. Alban's School, Ipswich
Sunday 3rd June 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Beacon Hill School, Ipswich
Saturday 24th June 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Saturday 23rd July 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Halstead Public Gardens
Sunday 30th July 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Suffolk Showground, Ipswich
Sunday 17th September 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Braintree Institute
Sunday 10th December 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With the Marching Concert Band of Braintree

Programme
Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
The Blue & the Grey - Grundman
The Best of the Seekers - Sharpe
Glamour - Strut
Marching with Musical Comedy selection - Barsotti
French Comedy Overture - Kela-Bela
Bandology March - Osterling
Thundercrest March - Osterling
Pickwick selection - Ornadel
St. Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich
Wednesday 20th December 1972
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Kesgrave Choir

Programme
Time Marches On
Light Cavalry Overture - Suppe
French Comedy overture - Kela-Bela
Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
Bandology March - Osterling
No Hiding Place Theme
Thundercrest March - Osterling
 

1973
Tower Ramparts School, Ipswich
Wednesday 4th April 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
St. Alban's School, Ipswich
Saturday 2nd June 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Paul and Whites Social Club, Ipswich
Saturday 16th June 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Beacon Hill School, Ipswich
Saturday 23rd June 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 5th August 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Ransomes Sports and Social Club, Ipswich
Saturday 25th August 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
ES and IT Flower Show, Bader Close, Ipswich
Saturday 8th September 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Chantry Secondary School, Ipswich
Wednesday 7th November 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Patricia Laws and the Chantry Singers

Programme
Non Nobis Domine - Quilter
Our Director - Bigelow
Beguine Festival - Osser
South Pacific selection - Rodgers
Turn Back O Man - Holst, arr. Reader
The Cachuca (The Gondoliers) - Sullivan
March (Carmen) - Bizet
Spanish Gipsy Dance
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Emperor Waltz - Strauss
St Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich
Wednesday 21st November 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Folk and Chamber Choirs

Programme
Our Director - Bigelow
Non Nobis Domine - Quilter
Beguine Festival - Osser
South Pacific selection - Rodgers
Turn Back O Man - Holst, arr. Reader
The Cachuca (The Gondoliers) - Sullivan
March from Carmen - Bizet
Slavonic Dance 6 - Dvorak
Spanish Gipsy Dance
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
St. Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich 
Wednesday 19th December 1973
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With the Olive Quantrill Junior Choir

Programme
Slavonic Dances 4 & 6 - Dvorak
Norwegian Dances - Grieg
March (Scipio) - Handel
Minuetto (Royal Fireworks) - Handel
Slavonic Dance 7 - Dvorak
March (Carmen) - Bizet
Chanson Humoresque - Tchaikovsky
Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
A Christmas Overture - Reader
 

1974
Ipswich School
Saturday 11th May 1974
Conducted by Charles Wannop

At Home - Ipswich Music Association

Programme
Those Magnificent Men - Goodwin
Ballet Egyptien - Luigini
Pauls and Whites Sports Day, Ipswich
Saturday 15th June 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Halstead Public Gardens
Sunday 23rd June 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Sunday 21st July 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 28th July 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Bolton Lane School, Ipswich
Thursday 17th October 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Special Guests: Adrian Hopgood and Chris Burraston playing Scott Joplin

Programme
The Thunderer March - Sousa
Beguine Festival - Osser
The Joker - Moss
Cha Cha for band - Osser
Oklahoma selection - Rodgers
Espana Waltz - Waldteufel
Bach Goes to Town
Five Minutes with Cole Porter - Porter
Amparito Roca - Texidor
Marche Lorraine - Ganne
Italian Festival - Osser
12th Street Rag - arr. Reader
Mikado (3 pieces) - Sullivan
March of the Bowman (Robin Hood Suite) - Curzon
Studio One - Ossser
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
National Anthem - Traditional
Ipswich Town Hall
Saturday 9th November 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader

AIMS
Tower Ramparts School, Ipswich
Monday 16th December 1974
Conducted by Bernard Reader 

1975
Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
Friday 10th January 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Copleston Band Society
Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich
Wednesday 19th February 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Choir

Programme
March (Scipio) - Handel
Studio One - Osser
March (Carmen) - Bizet
Espana Waltz - Waldteufel
Italian Festival - Osser
Slavonic Dance 6 - Dvorak
Florentina - Fucik
La Golondrina - Serradell
Banana Cha Cha - Shearn
Beguine Festival - Osser
The Entertainer - Joplin
The Big Country - Moross
Folk Song Suite Vaughan - Williams
The Cachuca (The Gondoliers) - Sullivan
Speed the Plough March - Traditional

Ipswich Town Hall
Wednesday 19th March 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
The Entertainer - Joplin
Amparito Roca - Texidor
Clochemerle March - arr. Roper
Cha Cha for band - Osser
Hootenanny - Walters
National Anthem - Traditional
Chantry School, Ipswich
Wednesday 16th April 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Programme
Our Director March - Bigelow
Italian Festival - Osser
Cha-Cha for Band - Osser
Two Moods Overture - Grundman
5.3.8 March
Clochemerle March - arr. Roper
The Entertainer - Joplin
Studio One - Osser
The Cachuca (The Gondoliers) - Sullivan
Sons of the Brave March - Bidgood
Dambusters March - Coates
Beguine Festival - Osser
Grand Football Entry - Walters
Mikado selection - Sullivan
Amparito Roca - Texidor
I'd Like to teach the World to Sing
La Golandrina - Serradell
Hootenanny - Walters
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
Halstead Public Gardens
Sunday 18th May 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Copleston School, Ipswich
Saturday 31st May 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

AIMS

Programme
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
Seventeen Come Sunday (Folk Song Suite) - Vaughan Williams
Clochemerle March - arr. Roper
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Saturday 7th June 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Saturday 15th June 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Spirit of Suffolk

Fisons Sports and Social Club
Saturday 28th June 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Abbey Grounds, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 6th July 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Sunday 20th July 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 3rd August 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
The Abbey, Eye
Monday 25th August 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader
The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Sunday 12th October 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme
Alpina March - Schmid
Clochemerle March - arr Roper
Dad's Army Theme - Taverner, arr. Reader
Festive Spirit March - Olivadoti
On Cornhill Overture - Reader
Three Beatles songs - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Reader
World of Sport/Match of the Day - Stoller, arr. Reader
Pirates of Penzance selection - Sullivan
Wien Bleibt Wien March - Scrammel
These Boots Were Made for Walkin' - Hazelwood,arr. Reader
Copa Cobana - Walters
A James Bond Festival - Barry, arr. Reader
Y Viva Espana - Caerts, arr. Reader
Hootenanny - Walters
Iolanthe (Finale Act 1) - Sullivan
The Cachucha (The Gondoliers) - Sullivan
The Corn Exhange, Ipswich 
Thursday 11th December 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir

Programme
Tracthengruss March - Schmid
Lustspiel Overture - Kela-Bela
Paloma Blanca - Bouwens, arr. Reader
In Memoriam March - Reader
Finlandia - Sibelius
Copa Cabana - Walters
I Will Wait For You - Legrand, arr. Reader
In the Good Old Summertime - Walters
Sweet Gingerbread Man - Legrand, arr. Reader
Y Viva Espana - Caerts, arr. Reader
Lahousen March - Rezek
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat - Lloyd Webber
Scotch on the Rocks - Bates, arr. Reader
The Barn Dance - Yoder
The Blue & the Gray - Grundman
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
Christmas Festival - Anderson
Stoke Park Church Centre, Ipswich 
December 1975
Conducted by Bernard Reader

1976
The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Wednesday 24th March 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Jill Glaister, Paul Bloomfield, Geoffrey Hannant, Sandy Sandford, Adrian Hopgood, Pete Ivey, Harry Martinson and Eric Bitten.

Programme
Sons of the Brave - Bidgood
Pique Dame - Suppe
Paloma Blanca - Bouwers, arr. Reader
Karelia - Sibelius
Struttin' with Maria - arr. Reader
This is My Lovely Day (Bless the Bride) - arr. Reader
World of Sport/Match of the Day - Stoller
Dad's Army Theme - Taverner, arr. Reader
The Thunderer March - Sousa
Carillon - Elgar
Eye Level - arr. Reader
Hey Jude - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Reader
76 Trombones - Wilson
Polstead Fair 1827 - Reader
Instant Concert - Walters
Gold & Silver Waltz - Lehar
Deep in My Heart (Student Prince) - arr. Reader
Wien Bleibt Wien March - Scrammel
Scotch on the Rocks - Bates, arr. Reader
Jungle Book - Rosza, arr. Reader
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Strauss, arr. Reader
Suffolk Show, Ipswich
Wednesday 2nd June 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Saturday 12th June 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Council Chamber, Town Hall, Ipswich
Wednesday 23rd June 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Second half the audience were asked to select from a large number of pieces on offer in the programme

Programme
Officer of the Day March - Hall
Cha Cha for Band - Melyan
Country & Western - Walters
Karelia - Sibelius, arr. Reader
Struttin' with Maria - arr. Reader
Speed the Plough March - Traditional
Our Director - Bigelow
Monti Czardas
Snow White & 7 Dwarfs selection - Churchill
Carnival of Venice - arr. Reader
Variations on a Theme - arr. Reader
Chantry Park, Ipswich
Sunday 4th July 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Fete, Ipswich
July 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 1st August 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader
The Hollies Sports Ground, Ipswich
Saturday  18th September 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Wesel Twinning Association, Felixstowe
Saturday 16th October 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Programme
Alte Kameraden - Teike
Yeoman of the Guard Overture - Sullivan
Combine Harvester - arr. Reader
Clochemerle - arr. Roper
Italian Festival - Osser
Karelia Sibelius - arr. Reader
Scotch on the Rocks - Bates
Hungarian Dance 6 - Brahms
Wien Bleibt Wien March - Schrammel
Gold & Silver Waltz - Lehar
Y Viva Espana - Caerts, arr. Reader
Instant Concert - Walters
Radetsky March - Strauss
National Anthem of German Federal Republic - Traditional
National Anthem - Traditional
The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Saturday 23rd October 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With the Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment

The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Wednesday 8th December 1976, 7.45pm
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With Dennis Pennock, John Butler, Adrian Hopgood

Programme
The Dam Busters March - Coates
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - arr. Reader
I Will Wait for You - Legrand, arr. Reader
If I Were a Rich Man - Bock
Great Escape Theme - arr. Reader
Si Samba - Ployhar
Oh! What a Beautiful Morning - Rodgers, arr. Reader
Struttin' with Maria - arr. Reader
This Was Nearly Mine - arr. Reader
March Along Song - Bowles
The Blue & the Grey - Grundman
The Disasters - arr. Reader
John Bray Theater, PO Research Centre, Martlesham
Saturday 18th December 1976
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With compere Harry Rowell (Radio Orwell) and Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir
1977
Wesel Association, Felixstowe
Wednesday 9th February 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
The Cornhill, Ipswich
Saturday 21st May 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Crowley Park Playing Field, Needham Market
Monday 6th June 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Silver Jubilee Day, Playing Field, Grundisburgh
Tuesday 7th June 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Thurleston School, Ipswich
Saturday 18th June 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Sunday 3rd July 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Ransomes Roundabout, Ipswich
Monday 11th July 1977, 3.00pm
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Ipswich. Programme included a piece written by Bernard Reader for the occasion.
Stone Lodge Park, Ipswich
Sunday 24th July 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Minden Day, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 31st July 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Pier Pavilion, Felixstowe
Tuesday 2nd August 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Programme
Officer of the Day March - Hall
Lustspiel Overture - Kela-Bela
Wien Bleibt Wien March - Krammel
Tres Jolie Waltz - Waldteufel
Great Escape Theme - arr. Reader
Match of the Day/World of Sport - Stoller, arr. Reader
Jungle Book - Rosza, arr. Reader
Mount Gucod
Beguine Festival - Osser
Cha Cha for Band - Melyan
Si Samba - Ployhar
Dad's Army Theme - Taverner, arr. Reader
Instant Concert - Walters
National Anthem - Traditional
Langham Hall, Bury St. Edmunds
Sunday 7th August 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
Pier Pavilion, Felixstowe
Tuesday 30th August 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader

Programme
Bandology March - Osterling
The Silken Veil Overture - Olivadoti
The Barn Dance - Yoder
Paloma Blanca - Bouwens, arr. Reader
Country & Western - Walters
These Boots Were Made for Walking - Hazelwood, arr. Reader
James Bond Festival - Barry, arr. Reader
Trachtengruss March
Karelia - Sibelius, arr. Reader
Struttin' with Maria - arr. Reader
Slide Kelly Slide - Bowles
I Will Wait for You - Legrand, arr. Reader
El Relicario March - Padilla, arr. Bowles
When I'm 64 - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Reader
Combine Harvester - arr. Reader
National Anthem - Traditional
Felixstowe Carnival and Langer Park
Saturday 3rd September 1977
The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Wednesday 12th October 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader

With guest Tony Parsons, Principal Trombone BBC Symphony Orchestra

Programme
National Anthem - arr. Reader
Guard Mount March - Walters
Patience Overture - Sullivan
Here, You & Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Reader
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Reader
Banana Cha Cha - Shearn
Concerto for trombone & band - Rimsky-Korsakov
Guns of Navarone March - Tiomkin, arr. Reader
Music for Her Majesty March - Reader
The SMB's Very Own Sullivan Selection - Sullivan, arr. Reader
Take Five - Brubeck, arr. Reader
If - Gates, arr. Reader
Ipswich New Town Hall Polka - Godball, arr. Reader
Portsmouth - Traditional, arr. Reader
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Strauss, arr. Reader
Wesel Association, Felixstowe
Wednesday 19th October 1977
John Bray Theatre, PO Research Centre, Martlesham Heath 
Saturday 19th November 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader
St. Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich
Wednesday 21st December 1977
Conducted by Bernard Reader

In aid of the Red Cross

Programme

Festive Spirit March - Olivadoti
Christmas Festival - Anderson
Celebration March
Scipio March - Handel
First Suite in E flat - Holst
Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
Portsmouth - Traditional, arr. Reader
Speed the Plough - March