The equilibrium of a small English village is upset by the arrival of a pop star and his wife. When he takes over the conductorship of the local brass band after the previous conductor resigns, he finds a bunch of untalented but touchy old men that need to be whipped into shape and find their own distinctive style.
6 January 1980 (UK)
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[at the parish council meeting, the treasurer has announced that tickets worth £114 were sold for the brass band concert
But that was for sale of tickets, not for the people who actually turned up. There were sixteen in all, and nine of those accounted for the six pound profit at the bar.
Dan 'Saltie' Wicklow
Damn poor turnout.
Yes but it was still a profit. After all, if there hadn't been a concert, people couldn't have bought tickets not to come.
Follows Shillingbury Tales
We Plough the Fields and Scatter
composed by Johann A. P. Schulz
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