Wednesday 18 May 2016, Croydon Rotary Probus, Croydon

Our last gig for the 2015-16 season turned out to be a bittersweet affair. While it was a lively gig with good audience reaction and lots of interaction in between sets (and with a fabulous Green Room with catering and drinks), it was also tinged with sadness, following the death of band leader Rita Seethaler’s father, Frank. Frank had been to Australia several times in the past decade and had seen the band rehearse and perform on several occasions - when we saw him in Switzerland each year, he was always asking after the band. Despite his 96 years, he stayed active to the end, and was an inspiration to many band members who, while not young in years, want to stay young at heart. While we missed Rita, who had returned to Bern to be with family, we remembered Frank in the only way we could - in music.  (apologies for the talking and laughter at the start of this video - they soon were moved to silence).




















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