Music in the air at Gedney thanks to combined concert

The bands at the Festival of Brass.
The bands at the Festival of Brass.
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There was music in the air when three local brass bands joined together to perform a Festival of Brass at Gedney Church.

The bands were Holbeach Town Band, Kirton Brass Band and Swineshead Silver Band with their respective musical directors Mel Hopkin, Nick Tudball and Baz Starbuck. 
In addition Holbeach Victoria Training Band and Kirton Youth Brass Band also took part under the baton of Mel Hopkin who trains both youth bands.
Musical director Mel Hopkin, of Holbeach Town Band, said: “The church was chosen as it is the ‘Cathedral of the Fens’ and had the space for 70 plus musicians and a capacity audience.”
The combined youth bands opened the concert followed by each senior band playing two pieces from their repertoires. After a half-time interval, all the bands joined together to play seven more pieces.
Mr Hopkin added: “The bands were delighted with the concert and hope to repeat it in the future.”