By Matthew Gooding
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A BAND is on the look out for a temporary practice room so that it can continue to make music in Crow country.
Royston Town Band is having to move from its current home, at the Manor House Club in Melbourn Street, as the building is being taken over by JD Whetherspoon who will be converting it into a pub.
The band hopes to build a new practice room in Tannery Drift, Royston, and has been raising money to help fund this in the last 12 months.
But while they await planning permission and the construction of this facility, they are looking for a temporary home, as well as somewhere to store their instruments and large library of music.
As well as raising money for the project, the band has been supporting local charities, and presented Royston mayor Cllr Lindsay Davidson with a cheque for £300 this week.
The money will be shared between the Mayor’s charities – the Royston Community Trust Fund, Home Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire and the Royston Volunteer Centre.
Band chairman Charmain Flowerday said: “The band has been part of the community in Royston for nearly 150 years. Even though we have a tough fundraising target for our band room relocation this year, it’s very important to us to carry on doing our bit to support other local good causes.
“We are very grateful to everyone who has supported the band in the last year – please keep an eye out for ways to help us over the finishing line.”
Band members are currently practising for a competition in Stevenage in two weeks time. There are also performances at Wood Green and Knebworth Park over the Easter period, along with their annual spring concert in Royston Parish Church on Saturday, May 11.
For more information on the band visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/roystontownband