Alford Silver Band’s Remembrance concert in Chapel St Leonards has been hailed their best show yet by the chair of Chapel’s village hall.
Chris Lewry praised the band after the concert last Thursday.
Under the baton of their talented musical director, Steve Walker, the band played themes from war films such as Where Eagles Dare, 633 Squadron and Battle of Britain - interspersed with highly original and light-hearted arrangements of traditional favourites such as On Ilkley Moor Baht ‘At and Scotch on the Rocks.
There was also a brilliant trombone feature of the American spiritual Dem Bones played faultlessly by Richard Walker, James Barnett and Richard Tagg.
Tributes to each of the armed forces were followed by a moving address by the Vicar of St Leonards Church, Revd Father Terry Bardell, before the band finished with traditional ‘proms’ pieces and a selection of wartime songs for the audience to sing along to.
The band will be back in Chapel St Leonards in 2013 but now start their preparation for a busy run up to Christmas, the highlight of which will be a concert in the Corn Exchange, Alford on Thursday, December 13.
For more information about the band go to www.alfordsilverband.co.uk or call band secretary on 01507 466330.