A covering of snow and a biting wind did not deter followers of Alford Silver Band from crowding into Alford’s Corn Exchange on Saturday evening for the band’s ‘Spring’ concert.
The evening was introduced by the band’s president, Margaret Sutton, who started proceedings by unveiling a beautiful, hand-crafted conductor’s stand that had been dedicated to the memory of the previous president, the late Tom Porter.
Margaret also informed the audience of plans to extend the band’s rehearsal centre to accommodate the growing number of young players joining the popular band.
Brilliant solo performances were given by Bev Burton (tenor horn, pictured) who played Saint-Saens The Swan from The Carnival of Animals, Josh Wilkinson (principal cornet) playing Ray Woodfield’s Latin Seranade, and Richard Walker (trombone) who played a tricky arrangement by Philip Sparke of the famous George Formby hit, Leaning on a Lamp-Post.
The band’s youthful training section had a cameo with four pieces, including a movement of Eric Ball’s ‘Indian Summer’, and an arrangement of Edvard Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’.
For details about the band’s events call Jane Taylor via 01507 466330 or go to their website at www.alfordsilverband.co.uk.