Alford Silver Band enjoy a hectic Bank Holiday schedule

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THE ever popular Alford Silver Band celebrated a busy Bank Holiday weekend with another trio of performances.

They braved sometimes torrential rain to entertain the crowds at the LIVES fete in Mumby on Saturday, August 27, followed by a Songs of Praise style service, organised by the Alford group of Parishes at St Wilfrid’s Church, Alford on Sunday evening.

But the ‘jewel in the crown’ was a two-hour performance in the sunshine in Alford’s Market Place on bank holiday Monday that had an enthusiastic crowd enraptured.

Despite a hectic summer schedule which has seen the band pressed to take on more engagements than ever, there is no rest in sight for the players.

The band will be back on Sunday, September 11 when they perform “Melodies by the Lake” at Well from 3.15pm to 4.15pm, and by popular demand will be back at Chapel St Leonards Village Hall on Thursday, September 22 for a two-hour concert.

“We are very lucky to have so many players who are not only talented, but also very dedicated,” commented band chairman Martin Briggs.

“Our popularity has increased significantly in the last few years since Steve Walker took over as musical director and we are always in demand.”

The band also has a major show planned for Saturday, October 15 in St Wilfrid’s Church, Alford, the entire proceeds of which will go to the benefit of a national medical charity. For further information call 01507 466330.