The King Alfred Concert Band is scheduled to perform their annual Christmas concert this evening (Saturday December 4th).
The festive evening of music will take place at St John’s Church, Highbridge at 7pm with tickets priced at £ 5 at the door and refreshments included.
The group was founded in 1981 by Martyn Owen, who at the time was director of music at 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.
A spokesperson adds: “The group has been an essential starting point for many young musicians in the region, some of whom have started professional careers in music. It aims to encourage all members 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.
The group performs at least two formal concerts each year, one at Christmas and another in the spring. They also perform at many local events, fundraisers, parties and for local organizations.
New group members are always welcome.