With its distinctive 1940s big band sound, the Winslow Concert Band got the audience ‘In The Mood’ at the Duxford Flying Legends Airshow in July.
The band, which has gained a national reputation, was proud to be selected to play at the prestigious event.
The honour came just a fortnight after the band played at Aylesbury’s Armed Forces Day celebrations, which included a flypast by the Red Arrows.
At Duxford, the crowd were treated to an unforgettable flying display by the iconic RAF Flying Legends, including Spitfires, Hurricanes and Avro Lancasters, of Dambusters fame, together with the US Air Forces, Mustang fighters and the heavily armed B17 Flying Fortress Bomber, with guns bristling from every part of its impressive fuselage.
Winslow Concert Band entertained the enthusiastic crowd with the familiar Second World War Glen Miller hits, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction, American Patrol and not least the Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall 1938 classic Let’s Dance and Sing Sing Sing.
The band were supported on centre stage by the Manhattan Dolls, flying in from New York to recreate the sounds of the Andrews Sisters.