Alford Silver Band will say “thank you” to the town for its support on Saturday (26th March) by putting on a free concert at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Alford.
“It’s a traditional start to the year for us,” said band chairman Martin Briggs. “We are very proud to carry the town’s name and we know that the town is proud to have the silver band at its heart. We always enjoy excellent support in the town and it‘s appropriate to say ‘thank you’ for that.”
No charge will be made for admission to the Corn Exchange for the concert, which starts at 7.30 pm but the band will hold a raffle to cover its costs, and there will be a chance for the audience to say “thank you” in return via a retiring collection.
Under the baton of musical director Steve Walker, the band will play a varied programme, with some new numbers getting their public debut.
The band’s youthful training section will also get a chance to show off their emerging talent as they play a short montage of pieces.
The band will also take the opportunity to give public recognition to its own.
“We always double up this concert with our annual awards,” explained Martin. “It’s our way to recognise the achievements of band members. Although we play to a professional standard, we are all unpaid volunteers, so we feel it very important to applaud our own members who have made a significant contribution to the band during the last year.”
The awards, which will not be revealed until the night, include trophies for the most improved player as well as for contributions to the band behind the scenes.
Further information about the band including details of its 2011 programme can be obtained from the band secretary, Jane Taylor via 01507 466330, or via firstname.lastname@example.org or from the band’s website: www.alfordsilverband.co.uk