Hornsea Music Society needs you!

Hornsea Music Society are having a recruitment campaign. If you are interested in classical music, then the chances are that you are, or know, someone they are looking for. Hornsea Music Society organise regular concerts in the town involving fine classical musicians from all over the country. They are currently planning for 2017 concerts and, as Hull is the City of Culture, they are focusing on our local talent. Are you a talented young musician, looking for somewhere to perform? If you live in Hull or the East Riding of Yorkshire, and would like to be considered for one of these concerts, please get in touch with the Chairman, Roberta Loades. Roberta would also like to hear from anyone who would like to sponsor one of the concerts in the 2016/17 season. Perhaps you are a local business looking for places to advertise? Or you might be an individual, looking for a way to mark a special occasion, or remember a loved one? For a minimum donation of £50, the Society will mention your sponsorship in its brochure, and the poster and programme for the concert of your choice. And of course, new members are always welcome. Members receive a season ticket for the concert season and are invited to the social events organised by the Society. If you are interested, you can contact Roberta on 01964 229117, email at [email protected], or contact her via the website at http://www.hornseamusic.com/. Goodbye to a much loved Treasurer It was a sad evening on Saturday 19th March, when Hornsea Music Society say goodbye to its Treasurer, Anne Marks. Anne has been in office since 1998, and has guided the Society’s finances through the years with a firm hand and a sense of humour. Anne’s logical approach and common sense has been greatly appreciated, and she will be much missed. She stepped down at the Society’s AGM on Saturday, which was held after the Riverside Brass Ensemble concert. Anne will be moving out of the area soon, and we wish her and her husband all the very best as they move south to Paull to start their new life. Everyone hopes they will keep in touch. We are pleased the Anne has agreed to take up her normal place on the door welcoming visitors to the fund raising concert by Hornsea Choir on Saturday 16th April at the United Reformed Church. Award winning band returns to Hornsea Last June, the award winning Elland Silver Band visited Hornsea as part of the Hornsea Music Extravaganza weekend. The sell-out concert was a big success and so many people have asked when they will return that a new date has been booked. The band will return to the United Reformed Church on Saturday 25th June. Plans for the evening’s programme are in their early stages, but it is expected to show off the band and its outstanding soloist prize winners, in a broad range of arrangements and pieces specially composed for brass bands. The band take their music very seriously, rehearsing twice a week. As well as the main band, they run a youth band and a training band. This allows young people to get a feel for the brass band world, and learn to play a musical instrument. The band’s current Musical Director is Daniel Brooks, former Solo Trombone player of the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band, and latterly the Leyland Band. You may have heard the band if you are a fan of the TV dramas Where the Heart Is or Last of the Summer Wine. Both programmes have included performances by the Elland Silver Band. So put the date in your diary now, and watch out for the announcement that the tickets are on sale.

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