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Proms concert of note at Sewerby

Sewerby Village Residents’ Association is set to host last night of the proms – an evening with the Hunmanby Silver Band.

The concert, held in the Methodist Church, is one of the main events of the year which takes place in Sewerby.

It is organised by the residents’ association in conjunction with the Methodist Church members.

This year the concert will be held on Saturday 13 October starting at 7pm.

The band will be performing all the tradition last night of the proms classics such as Rule Britannia, Pomp And Circumstance and Jerusalem.

David Dawson, the association’s secretary, said: “Tickets (£7 including refreshments) are selling fast, so we expecting a bumper audience.

“The event has been held for the past twelve years and usually it is full to capacity with over 150 people.

“The musical director of the band is Graham Walker. He has been with them for five years.

“He is a nationally respected conductor and 1971 champion cornet player of Great Britain.

“His influence in joining the band has resulted not only in greatly improved playing standards within the band but his reputation has attracted experienced players.

“He was the principal cornet player on stage at the Royal Albert Hall Nationals in 1978.

“He was the Champion Soloist of Great Britain in 1971/72 and won the title playing Jenny Jones.

“The Mayor of Bridlington will be attending the concert.

“The organiser for every year, including this one, is Margaret Proctor – the treasurer of the Sewerby Village Residents’ Association.

“Tickets can be obtained from her on 01262 602368 or alternatively the secretary on 01262 603711.

“A good time is had by all and the audience join in with the singing of all the traditional favourites such as Rule Britannia, Pomp And Circumstance and Jerusalem.”