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Wolverton Town Band to perform at John Lewis Milton Keynes

Wolverton Town Band

Wolverton Town Band

 

Shoppers at John Lewis this May Bank Holiday weekend may find their visit is given a musical soundtrack thanks to Wolverton Town Band.

The band is continuing its busy start to 2014 with two performances in John Lewis over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The band will play for shoppers in the city’s department store between 11am and 4pm on both Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Jamie Brockwell Memory Page for MK Mind, The Suki Woodland Memorial Trust and the Wolverton World War I centenary twinning visit to Ploegsteert in Belgium in June.

In preparation for its part in Wolverton’s First World War centenary twinning trip, Wolverton Town Band will be playing the music it’s chosen to perform in Ploegsteert, at a concert in Wolverton.

The performance is open to the public and will take place at Wolverton’s St George’s Church on Saturday, May 10, starting at 7pm.

The concert will be a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the twinning trip and will give those who aren’t able to go on the weekend in June the chance to hear the music selected for the occasion.

In this centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, the band will be playing a mixture of tunes, some of which are associated with the war.

Tickets cost £5 and are available in advance from Wolverton Town Hall (01908 326800) or through band members. They can also be bought on the door. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and raffle tickets will be available for sale in the interval.

The money raised from the concert will go to supporting the twinning weekend.

Wolverton Town Band is interested in hearing from anyone who would like to play a brass instrument, whether they’re a learner or someone with lots of experience. The band has a long and proud history going back over 100 years. Today, it is a friendly group of players who love playing music and want to keep the brass band tradition alive in Wolverton.

New members of any standard are always welcome. Rehearsals include a session each week for learners and anyone else who would like to join in. Membership is free and more information is available on the band’s website

 

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