Town’s band opens season at seafront venue

Easter Sunday at the Bandstand SUS-150413-092932001
Easter Sunday at the Bandstand SUS-150413-092932001

Easter Sunday saw the opening concert of the summer season on the Eastbourne Bandstand.

As has been customary for many years the season was again opened by the town’s own band, the Eastbourne Silver Band.

Despite the recent poor weather, Easter Sunday turned out to be a bright and sunny day and the Bandstand was filled both with local residents and holiday makers alike, all of who enjoyed a programme of varied music.

Keith Marshall from the Band said, “A combined version of various well-known concert pieces, composed by the late Major James (Jimmy) Howe for the Trooping of the Colours and who had been a player with the band for several years, a comic version of the Beatles hit When I’m 64, a fast, finger clicking Spanish tune, tunes from Lloyd Webber musicals, and various other pieces, kept the feet tapping throughout the hour and a half of entertainment and the applause given to the band at the end of the afternoon spoke volumes as to the audience appreciation.

“While the Bandstand will host a variety of bands and tributes throughout the summer season, the Eastbourne Silver Band will continue to make appearances for some of the regular concerts and 1812 nights.”

The Eastbourne Silver Band has a full programme of events which it publishes on its website www.Eastbourne and the band can also be followed on Twitter @eastbourneband and Facebook Eastbourne Silver Band.

The Bandstand season welcomes lots of new exciting shows in 2015, from a great line-up of musical acts set to entertain audiences during the summer.