The Bury St Edmunds Concert Band will be performing at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at the weekend in a charity concert.
It is a musical theatre journey entitled “A Night at the West End” and is to take place at 7.30pm, on Sunday, March 15.
It will feature music from the classic shows “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables”, to up-to-date hits from “Wicked”, “Hamilton” and “Hairspray” as the band take the audience on a journey through London’s historic West End.
The Bury St Edmunds Concert Band was formed in 1991 when a group of musicians felt that Bury St Edmunds should have its own fully-fledged band.
Within a few years it was performing summer concerts in the Abbey Gardens (engagements that still feature in the band’s annual calendar of events today) and in the years that followed the group gained more members, increasing the range of instruments in the band and taking them from strength to strength.
Today, the band consists of 50 players, under the control of conductor and director of music Rob Head, who has been in post since 2013.
Speaking of his position in the band, Rob said: ‘It’s every aspiring conductor’s dream to be able to lead his own band, and when it’s a band as good as the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band, it’s like a dream come true.’
“A Night at the West End” is a fundraiser for the theatre (Registered Charity Number 242977) and tickets are on sale via the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/a-night-at-the-west-end/ or visit the theatre in person.