A concert band will conduct its first public performance in two years with a host of popular songs.
The Bicester Concert Band will hold a summer concert at St Edburg’s Church in Bicester on Saturday 9th July.
The music starts at 8pm and tickets are available at the door for £5. Alternatively, those who want to attend can request a ticket through the group website.
Bandleader Wendy Marks will lead the band on Saturday, through a program that includes music by John Williams, Henry Mancini, Queen and themes from James Bond and Thunderbirds.
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Ann Cadle, drummer and band board member, said: “We have our own gig twice a year, in the summer and around Christmas.
“For a few years we haven’t played because of Covid. We’ve done a few lockdown recordings, but this is our first public performance in a while.
“We just want to delight people with an evening of live music, which was missed during lockdown.
“We are now a solid group, performing popular pieces that people of all ages can enjoy under the direction of bandleader Wendy Marks.”
The band will forego their usual gig interval halfway through, in a bid to maintain social distancing.
Instead, the band will play all of their sets straight, which will last around 45 minutes to an hour.
This story was written by Matthew Normanhe joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.
Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on researching stories from various communities.
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