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Alford Band Aids Chapel’s Remembrance

By popular demand, Alford Silver Band will make its fourth appearance of the year at Chapel St Leonards Village Hall this Thursday, 10 November.

Under the baton of its talented musical director Steve Walker, the band will play a special Concert of Remembrance to mark the 93rd anniversary of the Armistice the following day.

The concert will start at 7.30 pm and tickets priced at just £4 are available on the door.

“Playing four concerts at one venue in a year is challenging,” said band chairman Martin Briggs. “Steve is very keen to deliver a fresh programme that our audience hasn’t already heard. Fortunately, we do have an extensive library of music.“

The second half of the concert will be a Festival of Remembrance which will include an input from the vicar of Chapel, Father Terry Bardell, and will include a number of favourite numbers from the war years for the audience to sing along to.

The concert comes sandwiched between the band’s busy summer period and a looming hectic Christmas programme.

“You never have time to get bored as a member of Alford Silver Band,” chuckled Martin. “Our growing popularity makes significant time demands upon us, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But we are fortunate that our players and their families are so understanding.”

Further information about the band including details of its Christmas programme and early 2012 engagements  can be obtained from the band secretary, Jane Taylor via 01507 466330,  or via or from the band’s website: