Last Saturday (25th April) the West Bergholt Concert Band hosted a free afternoon workshop with local secondary school pupils, continuing its commitment to encourage young musicians to pursue their skills and talent. In the evening the pupils joined with the Band to perform a concert in aid of Muscular Dystrophy at St. Botolph’s Church. The evening was a great success, attended by the Mayor and her Consort and local MP, Mr Bob Russell; all expressed their appreciation and enjoyment of the evening. Mr Russell has now attended six of the band’s concerts in recent years.
The Band has two concerts coming up in its summer programme, featuring Last Night of the Proms classics plus ‘Swing’ favourites:
- Saturday June 23rd (7:30pm) – Westcliff Theatre, Clacton (*)
- Saturday July 14th (7:30pm) – Stoke By Nayland Golf Club
(*) Concert with the Cavender Singers – in aid of the St Helena Hospice
Further details and ticket availability can be viewed on the band’s website www.wbcb.org or telephone Graham 01206 824157.
The Band is always happy to welcome new members, any player of a brass or woodwind instrument can try out – just turn up at one of their rehearsal evenings at Heathlands School, West Bergholt on any Friday evening during term-time from 6-7pm for Training Band and 7-9pm for Concert Band. The band is particularly interested in welcoming younger musicians into the Training Band.