We certainly got handed the ‘golden ticket’ when we were asked to play for an accountancy firm’s corporate summer ball. The event was laid on to thank staff for all their hard work, and what a reception it was! Defying any stereotypes, these accountants really know how to party.
After supplying the venue (New Place, Devere Venues, Southampton) in advance, all the usual documentation; Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) certificates and Public Liability Insurance paperwork. All that was left was for us was to turn up on the night ready to get the party started.
The celebration was themed around the Roald Dahl novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. All the staff came dressed as their favourite children’s book character. We saw everything from Alice in Wonderland right through to Tintin and Snowy. Unsurprisingly, the Oompa Loompa’s won the prize for best fancy dress – there was quite a lot of orange!
The event was organised by the partnership’s social committee and they did a fantastic job organising food, scenery right through to transport making it a real pleasure to play at.
Sarah and Craig did a wonderful job interacting with the staff, joining in with selfies on the dance floor through to singing arm in arm as they belted rock anthems. David, our primary saxophonist was unable to join us for this event, however, Cecily a friend of the band joined us for the evening giving us an all female brass line up!