Music fit for a Queen

The Mayor of Aylesbury is inviting residents to enjoy an afternoon of music with Aylesbury Concert Band.

The band will be performing ‘A Year of Celebrations’ on Saturday 9 April at St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury, marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating the works of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and other British music stars.

Musical director, John Brown, will be making his debut with the band.

Brown is currently studying on the British Army Bandmaster Course. He graduates in this year and will be posted as Bandmaster of the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra. As part of his training, he has conducted the Band of the Scots Guards, British Army Band Tidworth, British Army Band Sandhurst and the Band and Bugles of the Rifles.

Aylesbury Mayor, Anders Christensen (pictured above), said: “I look forward to welcoming you to this event after two years of uncertainty and many events being cancelled.

‘The event is free for all to attend, however donations would be gratefully received on the door. These donations will go towards my chosen charity of the year, Aylesbury Women’s Aid and to Aylesbury Concert Band.

‘The afternoon is set to be one to remember, featuring Bernstein’s West Side Story, Queen in Concert and music to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I hope you can come along and celebrate with me.’

The concert takes place at the church from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Doors open at 2pm. Refreshments are available and donations are welcome.