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Band to celebrate tenth anniversary
4:28pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
LEYBURN Band will celebrate ten years since its re-launch with an anniversary concert.
The anniversary will be marked with a performance at Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn, on Saturday, September 21.
The band will play a piece by associate conductor Rebecca Lundberg.
There has been a band in Leyburn on and off since 1841, with the latest group reforming in September 2003 with 26 people - many of whom could not read music and fewer could play a brass instrument.
The band recently received recognition for itsachievements at the Hardraw Scaur Contest, winning both the fourth and unregistered class.
Emma Lundberg won best soloist, performing Darrel Barry’s arrangement of I Will Always Love You. The best soloist trophy was donated in memory of Meg Butler, a Leyburn Band member who died recently.
Since its re-launch, the band has raised £8,000 for local causes.
Tickets for the concert are £6 including drinks and canapés on arrival and refreshments during the interval.
Doors will open at 6.30pm. The performance starts at 7.30pm.
Two CDs featuring the sounds of Leyburn Band will be launched at the concert. Ten’ure and the band’s first Christmas album, Advent’ure, can be ordered from Gordon Walker on 01969-622996.
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