Church packed for Royston Town Band’s 150th anniversary celebrations

Royston Town Band. Credit Picasa

Royston Town Band. Credit Picasa - Credit: Archant

Royston Town Band marked its 150th anniversary in style with a free celebratory concert at the parish church on Saturday.

Bass player and publicity officer Owen Simons said: “The church was packed and the concert went really well.

“It was a great night with pieces of music from each of the band’s 15 decades of existence, with many stories about their history.

“We also had three ex-conductors come along and conduct a piece and provide their own anecdotes.

“Old photographs of the band were on display along with some old band uniforms.

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“It was great to see so many faces in the church, ex-players and supporters old and new!”

More than £700 was raised from donations and the raffle which will go towards funding a new band room.

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