Following hot on the heels of its highly successful Festival of Remembrance, Alford Silver Band will be helping the town start its countdown to Christmas on Saturday 2nd December with a FREE concert starting at 7.30pm in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Church Street, Alford.
The band will be putting the town in festive mood with a programme of fun and magical Christmas music that will appeal to everyone of all ages.
“We love doing our Christmas concert in the town,” said band chairman Martin Briggs. “It’s really nice to know that we are part of putting people in the festive mood and ready to enjoy and celebrate the season.
“Christmas is a very special time – and a very busy one for the band,” he added. We are in great demand across the district and once the 1st December hits us, we don’t get time to put our feet up until Christmas Day itself! It’s a good job we all have understanding families,” he laughed.
The band has staged the popular Christmas concert in the town for a number of years, and by tradition, does not charge an entrance fee, though there will be a raffle and the audience will have the opportunity to make a donation to band funds as they leave.
Once again, the band will be under the baton of ex Royal Marine musician David Boorer who is busy putting the band through its paces in rehearsal to ensure a first class performance.
“David is very demanding,” continued Martin. “Naturally, as a former Royal Marine bandsman, he has high musical standards. Those attending the concert can be certain of a top quality musical performance – and a lot of festive fun as well.”
Free evening parking is available close to the venue in the car park off Millers Way almost opposite the Church Hall, and in the Market Place.
St Wilfrid’s Church Hall is located next to St Wilfrid’s Church in the centre of Alford.