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Happy Father's Day

EYO performed today at Powderham Castle, taking "Dadications" and requests for pieces to play. We started in warm sunshine but soon the rain set in and we dashed for cover under the trees.

Several parents went home and brought back a variety of gazebos which we formed into a kind of super-complex with timpani under one, the drums under another, random percussion under a third and the rest of the orchestra under a big event shelter. The flutes got their own shelter - they're funny that way.

Despite the rain we had a great time and a thank you to all the mums and dads who turned out instead of having a lay-in. Since there's no rehearsal next week I've promised the dads that their children ill do them breakfast in bed NEXT weekend.

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