We say thank you for the music in festival success!
The Waterlooville Music Festival saw 38 concerts staged in one week, entertaining more than 4,000 people.
Chairman of the organising committee, Mike Sheffield, said the festival had exceeded expectations. ‘We have enjoyed such terrific success with WMF over the past decade and this year was no different,’ he said.
‘We are delighted so many people have attended the concerts and the workshops during the day, even with the challenges of the good old British summer weather and the competing interest of the football.’
The festival ended, as it always does, with a traditional, flag-waving and patriotic Last Night of the Proms with Meridian Wind Convert Band conducted by Don Lloyd.
The band delighted the concert-goers with a varied programme that included Rimsky-Korsakov and John Williams’ Star Wars before ending with the traditional sequence that includes Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (the part of which Land of Hope and Glory is sung) and Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, and ending with Thomas Arne’s Rule Britannia.
The evening also included a comedy interlude from Hinge and Bracket (played by Anne Morgan and Lindsay Gibson).