Help band’s bid for national glory

A CONCERT is to take place to help raise funds for a Buxton band’s participation in a prestigious contest.

Burbage Band are to compete at the National Brass Band Finals in Cheltenham on September 22, following their success in the Midlands Finals earlier this year.

In order to raise funds for the trip, a fundraising concert will take place at Burbage Institute on Saturday September 15 at 7.30pm, under the baton of musical director Steve Critchlow.

Philip Holland, on behalf of Burbage Band, said: “It takes a very big financial commitment to provide transport and overnight accommodation for the members of the band.

“As always, the concert promises to be an enjoyable evening of a wide variety of interesting and thrilling music performed by these talented and dedicated local musicians.”

Tickets, priced £5 (£3 concessions and children), can be purchased at J Sidebotham & Son jewellers, 9 Grove Parade, Buxton, on 01298 27644; or from band members.