Time for everyone to get on the same track

Issue 5956

BB looks at the state of contesting around the banding world

Back row ‘doyens’ reflect on their banding lives

Black Dyke heritage celebrated in Queensbury

Charity concert in Wiltshire

Monday 12 June, 2017

Bratton Silver Band (near Westbury, Wilts) is hosting a charity concert to be held in the Buckle Hall at Stonar School (near Atworth,Wilts) on Friday 23 June at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of BROOKE (ACTION FOR WORKING HORSES AND DONKEYS) a British charity of international reputation whose aim is to improve the quality of life of working animals (equines) in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Roger Challoner Green, the concert promoter, just happens to be the bass trombonist in the band. He says that it has been a long-term ambition of his to combine his two passions – animal welfare and brass bands – and raise money for BROOKE. Stonar School, a National Equestrian Centre with an obvious strong horse connection, is the ideal venue to hold such an event.

Tickets at £8 (with a retiring collection) can be obtained from Roger Green 01225 719241 or thegreens38a@uwclub.net