Scarborough Concert Band returned to Queen Street Methodist Church Hall in the last performance of a series of summer concerts at the venue.
The ensemble consists of a mixture of both young and more senior aged members, and this particular concert was dedicated to former member the late Ken Golder, to celebrate his life in the only suitable way – with music.
Ken had been a chart-topper who had worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. He was a percussionist with the band from 1994-2003. He died recently at the age of 81.
Under the direction of Malcolm Appleby and compered by Pam Bowyer, the concert began with a rousing march called Spirit of Youth, followed by a varied repertoire of music – a medley of musical hits from the 1970s group Abba, an Olympic tribute, music from Queen, a Symphonic Portrait by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and personal favourite of the conductor Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
The band’s next concert is at St Mary’s Church on Wednesday October 3 at 7.30pm. It is in aid of The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough. Tickets are available on the door and everyone is invited.
At this time of year the band loses members as they leave to go off to university and a warm welcome is made to anyone to come along to join them who plays a clarinet, trumpet, or oboe at a reasonable grade. Anyone interested should contact conductor Malcolm Appleby on Scarborough (01723) 369008 for further details.