Boarshurst Silver Band hit the big time yesterday (15/05/16) when a special advert aired on ITV during the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations.
The ad featured a host of well know TV stars having fun at a party held on none other than Coronation Street (one of the Queen’s favourite programmes apparently.) In addition to the glitz and glamour of the celebrities, the segment also advertised many of the Great British brands that we all know and love and your one and only Boarshurst Silver Band was invited to join them.
The band were asked to perform on stage with opera singer, Katherine Jenkins, as she sang “Happy Birthday” to the Queen!
It was a great day for the band. The crew at ITV studios were fantastic to work with and made us feel very welcome – as did Katherine whose first words to the band were, “Look at you! You look fabulous!!”
The women in the band took in the moment, the men simply stood, slacked mouthed and agog! What a moment!
After a few takes, and our very own Richard Wooding (Principal Euphonium) coming to Katherine’s aid as she nearly took a tumble off stage, we joined the street party and had fun! What a day, what an experience!
If you haven’t seen the advert, take a look. Boarshurst did the banding community proud!