LYME Regis Town Band will be taking part in Brass Fest 2018, a national initiative which provides brass bands with the opportunity to promote music in their local community.
This year’s event commenced in January when a competition was held to find a new piece of music for brass bands, arranged in such a way that it can be played by musicians of all abilities, from beginners to professionals.
The competition was won by Max Stannard who submitted a piece of music called ‘Into the Future’.
Over the weekend of July 6 to 8, brass bands all over the UK are being encouraged to perform this piece in public and Lyme Regis Town Band will be including ‘Into the Future’ in its first afternoon concert on Marine Parade on Sunday, July 8, starting at 2.30pm.
The band is planning a varied programme of music, including old favourites as well as some new material, and the concert will also include the usual element of audience participation, when members of the public are invited to join the band on percussion instruments.
A spokesperson for the band said: “Lyme Regis Town Band is always keen to attract new members of all ages and abilities. We have a group of six young children from local primary schools currently learning in our training band and they are making excellent progress.
“We also welcome ‘rusty players’ who perhaps have not played for a while, who would like to start playing again.
“We are very pleased to be taking part in Brass Fest 2018 when we will join with many other bands across the country in promoting brass band music.”