Playing in the East
(Recalled by Ann Chalice and Jasmin Barclay)
Ann Chalice and trombonist Jasmin Barclay who joined the band in 1959
and 1965 respectively, made several trips through to the eastern sector.
"Actually it took a while to get through the check points as they
had to look through everything - they took all our postcards off us
and magazines and anything they didn't want the east German people to
see. We weren't allowed to play anything too exciting to excite the
audience but Ivy insisted she had to get Glen Miller in and they did
agree to that. But generally it was "Moonlight Serenade".
They did allow us to play "In The Mood" - that was about as
boisterous as it got."