Who says you need a bandstand to have a band? We have the lawn, the chairs and a great band
The Central England Concert Band makes a welcome return to the Gardens for an afternoon of songs from stage and screen. Everything from Les Miserables through the Pirates of the Caribbean to where ‘no man has gone before’ Star Trek …. and who knows after that.
CECB is the the community ensemble with a pedigree reaching back to 1980. Currently led by musical director Rob Spalton. Rob is, among other things, ‘Head of Brass’ at Repton School in Derbyshire. Expect some good strong brass band sounds this afternoon .
‘A jet engine is no match for a band full of brass’ … she says, cocking a snook at the skies .
Our gates are open at 12.30 as usual, the set starts about 2pm with a break and will finish about 4pm.
Buy an advanced ticket here, or on the door. Seats are unreserved. You are welcome – nay encouraged – to bring a picnic and your own seating etc.
We are excited that Sunday 20th is also planned to be the inauguration of the new bells in our
neighbouring church , St Mary and St Margaret’s. If all goes well, we will be hearing the team ring from
12 – 1pm . For more , see here http://www.stmaryandstmargaret.co.uk/