Holbeach Town Band at Crowland Abbey

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The magnificent Crowland Abbey was filled with the sound of music earlier this month.

Holbeach Town Band and its musical director Mel Hopkin made a welcome return visit to the abbey for a Sunday evening concert.

Mel says the band played a wide range of music, from the exciting James Bond Collection, soul music with Solid Gold Soul, stage show music with Oh What a Lovely War, as well as classical music with Mars from the Planets Suite.

Trombonist Jess Pearson played the solo The Acrobat while euphonium players Zoe Hopkin and Neil Simons played the duet, Deep Inside the Sacred Temple.

Horn players Hannah Palmer (flugel horn) and Ruby Latka (tenor horn) – both of whom are pictured above – played the duet, Hushabye Mountain, and the horn section played what Mel called “a delightful arrangement” of Hey Jude.

He said: “The band weren’t allowed to leave without playing an encore, which was a powerful arrangement of the hymn Deep Harmony. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

The band is performing again on Friday, November 11 at a Remembrance Concert at South Holland Centre in Spalding (7.30pm).

Tickets are £13.50, £12 concessions and the money will go to the RBL Poppy Appeal.