The new bandstand in the Memorial Gardens provided by the Lions will provide a great boost to the town’s already fabulous selection of musical events. As we go to press the new stand is being erected and to celebrate it a series of Brass Band concerts has been arranged during the summer months. The Bandstand, which will be looked after and maintained by Hornsea Town Council, will officially open on Sunday 28th May. The opening ceremony will be followed by a performance by Beverley Brass Band at 2.00 pm. Future band concerts have been arranged on the following Sundays. 4th June – Driffield Silver Band. 9th July – The Andrews Sisters and the Tuba Dudes 23rd July – Beverley Brass Band 6th August – A Family Event with Keep it Cash and Bertie Biscuit. There will also be Punch and Judy 20th August – Beverley Brass Band 3rd September – The season finale with the East Riding Band, supported by the very talented Emily Drewery. All these concerts start at 2.00 pm and all free of charge, limited seating will be available; all who attend are welcome to bring their own seats. A spokesman for the Lions said, “For several years now Hornsea has had Brass Bands play their music in the Memorial Gardens on the very spot where this Bandstand is under construction, usually on Sunday afternoons. As our summers are not wall to wall sunshine. It rains occasional. The band will now get some protection from the glaring Sun and the rain!” More Music These concerts are only a part of the wide array of music on offer this summer. The Music Extravaganza is also on its way with a range of live music to enjoy in venues around the town on the weekend commencing Friday 23rd June. As well as some great local bands, this year we also have international guests. On Friday 23rd at the Floral Hall ‘Freetown Mix’ from Sierra Leone is the headline act, in the Rotary Club of Hornsea’s Grand Charity Fundraising Concert. Other bands are: Mainly Ukelele; Roos and South Holderness Singers; The Hornsea Air Cadets Drummers and Aldborough Outlaws. The Local market on Saturday 24th June will also be accompanied by live music. In July we then celebrate the Hornsea Music Festival with over 450 entrants. See page 17 for details. Although June and July are probably our biggest music months we are also lucky to have great venues such as the Floral Hall, Ex-Servicemen’s Club and the United Reformed Church, (Music Society) and Luciens (Acoustic Nights) where we can enjoy live music all year round. So on with the show!