The organising committee at the Village Hall had hoped to put on a concert on Remembrance Day itself, 11th November, but the band was not able to commit to this date. So the concert will now be performed a week in advance.
“Remembrance Day is a very special occasion in the nation’s calendar,” commented band chairman Martin Briggs. “We are delighted to help Chapel St Leonards to commemorate it in such a special way. Chapel has become a very special venue for us, and we are pulling out the stops to put on a performance to remember!”
Musical director Steve Walker has compiled a varied programme that will include lively ‘big band’ numbers such as MacArthur Park and the theme from Rocky as well as the more traditional music associated with Remembrance and film scores from war movies.
A special treat is also planned in the form of a solo from the band’s talented young percussionist, 15 year old Lewis Knight, whose previous appearances have earned him cult status with the appreciative Chapel St Leonards crowd.
The popularity of Alford Silver Band in Chapel St Leonards is significant and the band has performed numerous concerts and other events during the last couple of years. The Concert of Remembrance promises to be another opportunity for the band’s talented musicians to entertain in the village.
Priced at only £4, tickets for the concert are available in advance from 01754 874480 or 01507 466330, but tickets will also be available at the door of the Village Hall in Sea Road, Chapel St Leonards on the night, with the concert due to start at 7.30 pm on Thursday 4th November.
Further information about the band including details of its Christmas 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