We are delighted to have been selected to play for a Grand Black Tie Ball in October 2017 as part of the celebrations of the tercentenary anniversary of Freemasonry (300 years). We are well known with our trio (and often quartet) as one of the established bands for Masonic Ladies Nights but as the ball is for around 600 guests this will be our full five piece band line-up including female vocalist and sax player.
Although Freemasonry is thought to date back to the stone masons of the Middle Ages this anniversary celebrates the founding of the world’s first “Grand Lodge” in 1717. This timeline shows the history of Freemasonry.
First time visit for us as Masonic Ladies Night Band to the Pavilion at Luton on Saturday.
Compact but tasteful venue hidden away in the outskirts of the town. We had the four piece with girl singer line-up – crowd was up and dancing straight away – just a shame that the evening seemed to fly by and was over all too soon!
In addition to the Ladies Song (see previous post) we also provide accompaniment for the Masonic Grace.
Usually masonic ladies nights bands are required to provide accompaniment for The Ladies Song. Our pianist would usually do this or it can be the full band if preferred.
These days it is usually performed by a member of the Lodge, the toastmaster or a “choir” of Lodge members seems to becoming increasingly popular.
We have played for several different version of the Masonic Ladies Song over the years and the words for the more popular ones (including several variations) are on our Masonic Ladies Song page.
Our Masonic Ladies Nights season got off to a flying start with our appearance as the Ladies Night Band for New Century Lodge on Saturday. We had a bigger line up than the usual trio as had our regular sax man Paul as well to make it a 4 piece band.
What a great crowd – dancing and singing all night long.
This was one of the calmer moments!
Have now joined the “blogging community”.
Will be updating on what the band is up to and also anything interesting I come across when performing as pianist and keyboard player.