Alford Silver Band will help Chapel St Leonards remember those who gave their lives in the two world wars and other conflicts with a Concert of Remembrance at the village hall on Thursday.
Band chairman Martin Briggs said: “It has become something of a tradition for us to be engaged by the village hall to perform a remembrance concert. We have done this for several years. But being the centenary of the start of the Great War, this year will have even more poignancy and significance.
“The programme will include tributes to all of the armed services. Chapel St Leonards was a very small village a hundred years ago, but like everywhere else in Britain, a significant proportion of its youth gave their lives for King and Country. It is most fitting that we honour their sacrifice. And the sacrifice of those who have died in conflicts since.”
The Remembrance Concert starts 7.30pm in the village hall, Sea Road, with tickets, £5, available on the door.
The programme will also have a lighter side, with something to suit everyone’s tastes. And with musical director Steve Walker leading the band, the evening is guaranteed to be successful not only from a musical perspective, but also with much humour as well.
Martin added: “Steve demands musical perfection from the band, and works us hard to achieve this. But he is also gifted with a tremendous sense of humour and is a natural entertainer. Audiences love his quick banter. The solemnity of the occasion will be balanced between serious music, lighter pieces and a good laugh.”
Further information, including the band’s Christmas programme and early 2015 engagements, can be obtained from band secretary Jane Taylor on 01507 466330, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alfordsilverband.co.uk