The King Alfred Concert Band of Highbridge perform their spring concert


Musicians from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took to the stage when the King Alfred Concert Band performed their annual spring concert on Saturday May 14.

The evening of varied music took place at Highbridge Community Hall in front of an audience of spectators, as pictured here.

The program included popular music from James Bond films, Joe Cocker favourites, a selection from Danny Elfman (Music for a Darkened Theatre), the thrilling Marching Down Broadway, Cartoon Express and more. A spokeswoman thanked everyone who attended.

The group was founded in 1981 by Martyn Owen, who at the time was head of music at King Alfred School, Somerset. It started life as a school concert band, but over the years has grown into a community band and now includes artists of all ages from the area and surrounding areas.

A spokesperson adds: “The group has been a vital starting point for many young musicians in the region, some of whom have gone on to pursue professional careers in music. It aims to encourage all members to deepen their musical and technical skills, the pleasure of learning and playing their instrument.

“The King Alfred Concert Band is always proud to showcase the stylistic and musical talents of its members. It hosts a wide range and variety of music, from classical overtures to popular songs and well-known classics.

The group gives at least two official concerts each year, one at Christmas and another in the spring. They also perform at many local events, fundraisers, parties and for local organizations. New group members are always welcome.

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