Members of Highbridge’s King Alfred Concert Band were in a festive mood when they performed their annual Christmas concert on Saturday 4th December.
The festive night of music took place at St John’s Church, Highbridge, as pictured here.
New members of the group are always welcome, said a spokesperson, who adds that the group plays at least two official concerts each year, one at Christmas and another in the spring. They also perform at many local events, fundraisers, parties and for local organizations.
A spokesperson adds: “The group was founded in 1981 by Martyn Owen, who at the time was head of music at the King Alfred School, Somerset. It started life as a concert orchestra in school, but over the years it has grown into a community group and now includes artists of all ages from the area and surrounding areas. “
“The group has been an essential starting point for many young musicians in the region, some of whom have pursued professional careers in music. It aims to encourage all embers to deepen their musical and technical skills, the pleasure of learning and playing their instrument.
“The King Alfred Concert Band is always proud to show off the stylistic and musical talents of its members. It hosts a wide range and variety of music, from classical overtures to popular songs and well-known classics.