Royston’s Opus 17 swing band plays farewell gig with parting members Jo and Tim
PUBLISHED: 12:02 01 September 2017
The sun shone on both performers and audience as The Opus 17 Swing Band played a lunchtime concert at Royston’s Old Bull Inn on Saturday to say farewell to two of the band’s long-standing members.
Tim Alexander and partner Jo Cheetham are both leaving to take up new appointments in Weybridge.
Band leader Graham Smith said: “A crowd of around 80 people turned out to enjoy the music and wish them well.
“Both Tim, who has been with the band for 10 years, and Jo – a member for seven – said that they would miss the music and camaraderie afforded by the band and its members.
“They assured us that the move is only temporary and that they both intend to return to the area in two years’ time.
“Both popular members of the band, they will be missed both for their musical ability and for their contribution to the running and organisation of Opus 17.”
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