Honiton band gearing up for Charter Day 2018

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:16 02 July 2018

Honiton Band at Stockland Fair earlier this year.

Honiton Band at Stockland Fair earlier this year.

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Rehearsals are well underway as Honiton Band prepare for its annual al fresco concert to mark the town's Charter Day.

The popular event returns to Honiton on Saturday, July 21 – with work going on behind the scenes to ensure it is another success.

The band, which has been part of community life in Honiton for more than 60 years, will be performing for residents and visitors at its popular free evening concert on the Millennium Green, starting at 7pm on the day.

The programme will include traditional favourites and marches, as well as film scores, TV themes and arrangements of chart hits from recent decades.

Liz Carter, Honiton Band’s musical director, said: “The Charter Day Millennium Green concert is one of our favourite performances of the year.

“There is something really special about live music in the open air on a summer’s evening, and the audience always tell us how much they have enjoyed themselves.

“We invite anyone who finds themselves in Honiton on July 21 to come along – bring a picnic blanket and some nibbles and settle in for a relaxed evening of musical entertainment.”

As well as their evening concert on the Millennium Green, Honiton Band is also supporting the very first event of Charter Day - a special service to mark the centenary of the end of the World War One

Honiton Band repiano cornet player, Emma Brown, will be playing the Last Post as the town holds a moment’s silence in memory of the past, before celebrating all that Honiton has to offer in the present.

Honiton Band regularly features at many of the town’s events and celebrations, performing at Honiton Show, numerous local summer fairs and the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.

It also helps the town to mark Remembrance Day.

Details of Honiton Band’s upcoming performances can be found at www.facebook.com/honitonband.

If you are interested in joining Honiton Band or learning a brass instrument, call band secretary Sharon Dibsdall on 01404 44763.

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