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New Venue for Band’s Free Concert

Alford Silver Band will be performing it’s annual autumn concert this Friday, 15th October, and in its tradition of saying a big “thank you” to the town for all its support throughout the year, there will be no admission charge.

But the band will not be in its usual venue of the Corn Exchange.

Instead, the very popular and talented local band will perform in the impressive St Wilfrid’s Church in the heart of the town.

“The Corn Exchange has been our ‘home’ for many years,” said band chairman Martin Briggs, “and we will still be performing there at Christmas. But in recent years our popularity has grown to such an extent that for the last few concerts it has been a bit of a squeeze to get all of the audience in!

“St Wilfrid’s is a magnificent building with a much larger capacity than the Corn Exchange. It has tremendous accoustics and we have played there many times for services. It just seemed a natural follow-on to perform a concert there.”

Under the baton of assistant conductor Richard Walker, the band will perform a varied programme that is sure to have something to suit everyone’s musical tastes.

Although there is no admission charge, there will be the opportunity for the audience to show their appreciation to the band in the form of a retiring collection.

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