Music for Heroes

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Bradwell Silver Band will pick up their instruments and assemble themselves at Stantonbury Campus Theatre this Saturday evening.

The band will present Music for Heroes, at 7.30pm.

The fundraising concert – in support of Help for Heroes – will feature guest Ben Godfrey.

Ben began his musical career with BSB at just 10 years old, when he began learning the cornet.

Later he played with GUS Band and, following time in HM Coldstream Guards, went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, before graduating and working as a freelance trumpet player. Various leading symphony orchestras and West End Shows benefited from his playing. And it’s his playing that you hear at 7pm nightly on Channel 4 – the theme tune for the news.

“I am very excited about returning to play with New Bradwell Band,” he said.

Generations of my family from both sides, including myself, have been born and brought up in New Bradwell.

This concert is a poignant reminder for me as my Great Uncle Bertie Hewitt was killed on the Western Front, so this occasion is going to be a very fitting tribute from me to him and all the others who didn’t come home to New Bradwell after the First World War. I am very proud to be returning to Bradwell Silver Band who were my very first band and who taught me how to play,” he added.

Music will span First World War classics and modern music before a Last Night of the Proms finale.

“Our band was formed in 1901 and regrettably lost members due to the Great War,” said musical director Brian Keech.

“To be able to commemorate the lives of everyone who was affected by the war is important and the fact that we have Ben as our guest will make the evening even more special,” he added. Tickets are £8 and £7.

To book yours visit press@bradwellband.co.uk

> Pre-concert Ben will host a free masterclass for young brass and percussion players, with playing and a question and answer session for participants, under the age of 18.

From beginner to experienced player, all will be made welcome.

For details call MK 616463.