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Chard Concert Brass marks member's 60 years
10:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
A CAPACITY audience at Chard Guildhall hosted Chard Concert Brass’ performance of a wide range of music to celebrate member John Cane’s 60th anniversary of joining the band.
The Mayor, Cllr Jenny Kenton, saw the band resplendent in full uniform, thanks to a Chard Town Community Fund grant which paid for additional jackets.
She said “It’s delightful to see so many people enjoying a splendid performance and filling the Guildhall.”
The band, conducted by musical director Alan Griffiths, performed familiar marches, film scores – including a James Bond collection – and Elton John’s Crocodile Rock and The Beatles Ticket to Ride.
A family quintet made up of John Cane, his daughter and son-in-law, and two talented grandchildren, performed three numbers, finishing with a spirited rendition of The Posthorn Gallop.
The junior section, conducted by Arthur Dunn and John Philips, wowed the crowds after the interval.
Bob Dunn expertly compered the evening, keeping the audience amused between numbers while the musicians took a breather.
The retiring collection raised £537, which will help to pay for music and instrument care to ensure the continued development of Chard Concert Brass.
The band welcomes new members – both experienced musicians and beginners.
To find out more, go along to band practice on Thursdays at 8pm at Crowshute House in Chard or call Duncan Pavey on 01460-221595.
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