Moves to revive Seaton Town Band

PUBLISHED: 09:09 22 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:42 22 January 2015

Seaton Town Band circa 1900

Seaton Town Band circa 1900


Musicians wanted to join a new brass ensemble

Euphonium player Stephen LordEuphonium player Stephen Lord

A century after Seaton Town Band played its final notes, plans have been announced to form a new one.

The man behind the scheme is local resident Stephen Lord - former principal euphonium player with the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

He has teamed up with Peter Motson to establish a new brass ensemble in Seaton.

“The town is now on the cusp of a new dawn and this could now be the time to launch this exciting project,” said Mr Lord.

“What form the ensemble will take remains to be seen.

“The steering group has already gathered together some instruments, music and stands but now the ensemble is looking out for new players.

“There must be enough in and around the area to start a small group in the first instance.

“Who knows what might develop as we add more players of varying standards into the band.

“If we can get six or eight who can play to a reasonable standard we must surely be on our way.”

“It is our hope to establish a band that will represent our town and our community at Remembrance Sunday, Christmas festivities, civic occasions and the like.

Town mayor, Cllr Gaynor Sedgwick welcomed the initiative.

She said: “This is a new and exciting idea for Seaton. Everyone loves a good brass band and it would be great for Seaton to have its very own. It would be tremendous to call on our own band for events in the town. I would encourage all those interested to get involved and wish the organisers the best of luck.”

Mr Lord says his ambition is to have the band set up in time to play at the opening ceremony of the new Jurassic Centre later this year. If anyone is interested in getting involved, either as a player or someone who can offer help, please contact Stephen Lord on 01297 21872.

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