A capacity audience joined Whaley Bridge Brass Band to commemorate “absent friends” at a very special concert on Sunday afternoon in the town.
It was also an occasion to welcome new members, including Hilary and David Lomax as joint band presidents.
A band spokesman said: ”A great deal of hard work has gone into staging this event, and we are absolutely delighted that it has been such a huge success. Not only has it been our tribute to our late colleagues, but it was an afternoon of fantastic music which the audience thoroughly enjoyed. We thank them wholeheartedly not just for their enthusiasm, but also for their generosity in donating over £470 to be shared between MS Society, Blythe House and Footsteps.”
Two young cornet players were featured in the concert. The pieces they played could not have been more different, but the audience were absolutely spellbound by both. Javan Carrington chose The Nightingale, notoriously difficult and getting ever faster, while Aiden Quinn played the slow and haunting Adagio from Concerto de Aranjuez as a moving tribute to his grandma.
The next event for Whaley Bridge band is Whit Friday when they will be playing in the Tameside Contest.
For full details of all engagements visit www.whaleybridgeband.co.uk which also includes information about joining the band.