SEAFORD: Silver band tours German town

The band travelled to Bonningstedt to entertain
The band travelled to Bonningstedt to entertain

TRAVELLING thousands of miles was all par for the course for Seaford Silver Band during a recent visit to its twin town Bönningstedt.

By coach and air 32 members of the team and Seaford Twinning Association (STA) headed to the town just north of Hamburg in the name of making music and international friendship.

In a concert organised by Kreis-Vice-President Martina Kaddatz, a frequent visitor to Seaford, they played an evening programme in one of the town’s sports halls to an enthusiastic audience.

The band, along with STA chair Mark Brown, Seaford Town Crier Peter White, and a number of other supporters, then travelled to the former East German town of Crivitz for two more concerts.

The band also has links with Crivitz, and was there 20 years ago when a red British telephone box was first installed there.

Crivitz twinned with Bönningstedt in 1991 to assist its transition from an East German town to part of the modern Germany.

The Silver Band played in the garden of the Crivitz Town Hall on the Saturday and at a Jubilee celebration on the Sunday.

Crivitz was celebrating its own 760th birthday, 20 years of links with Bönningstedt, and also 20 years with Crivitz, Wisconsin, founded by pioneers from Germany.