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12th April 2018

What a wonderful start to our season last night!  The concert was held in the prestigious King’s Lynn Town Hall in aid of One to One Project, one of the local charities supported by the King’s Lynn Mayor this year.  The audience, although small in number, was extremely appreciative, and there was even some dancing going on!  The excellent programme, put together by Musical Director Chris Gutteridge, gave the audience the opportunity to hear the soloists at their best.  Tom Melvin’s beautiful voice brought life to hits by Frank Sinatra, Matt Monroe, Bobby Darin and many more.

An excellent night all round and if you missed it may sure you don’t miss our next one in Hunstanton on 20th October.  More details to follow nearer the time.


We start 2018 with our first concert on Wednesday April 11th in King’s Lynn Town Hall performing in aid of One to One Project.  This is one of the two local charities supported by the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk this year.


Our last concert of the year (Monday December 11) was an excellent success,  with the band playing to a full house on home ground at Leziate Village Hall.  Tom Melvin, our vocalist, put us in a christmasssy mood with his beautiful renditions of White Christmas, The Christmas Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas to mention just a few.

As usual there were excellent solos. From the sax section we heard George King and Susie Mitchell on alto sax, Emily Savage and Toby Winteringham on tenor sax.  The trombone section provided solos by Becky Palmer, Emily Carter (on French Horn) and Jacob Tivey.   Alf Ball and Jan Boord represented the trumpet section, and the rhythm section solos came from Colin Mason – drums, Derek Steele – guitar and David Greening on keyboard.

A most enjoyable evening and a very supportive audience.  A big thank you to the WI who ran the raffle and served refreshments.

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Saturday, 17th September the band performed at St. Edmunds Church in Hunstanton. There was a great turnout with many coming in having seen the posters around the town.

The Band played a selection of pieces from the American Songbook era, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie & Glenn Miller as well show tunes, and more modern pieces from Sammy Nestico and Billy Joel.

Our vocalist, Tom Melvin adds a fabulous extra dimension to the evening with songs by Steven Sondheim, Neil Diamond and Lerner & Lowe.

We would like to thank Frank (Bari Sax) and Ben (Trombone) for helping out.

Our next gig will be on 12 December at Leziate Village Hall. 7.30 pm £6 on the door.

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Saturday August 20th saw the Band play at St. Nicholas’ in Church Wells-Next-the Sea. The concert, in aid of the Norfolk Hospice, raised more than £600 on the night, and we had many good comments on the quality of music and performance.

We also had some requests for the band to play at future events, so keep a look out for new gigs coming up next year.

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On Monday 27 June the Band played at Gayton Church to a good audience who really appreciated our music. We even had them dancing in the isles during our encore piece of Sing,Sing, Sing.

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We are now looking forward to our next gig , in Emneth (see our gigs page).

March 2016 We are delighted to have appointed Chris Gutteridge as Musical Director to help drive the band forward. Chris is well known in the area as Musical Director of Hunstanton Concert Band. Many will also know of his enthusiasm for early music with his involvement with King’s Lynn Waites. He brings with him a wealth of musical knowledge and we are looking forward to working with him.

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In the past both Chris and his wife Jayne played in the band so we are equally pleased that Jayne has rejoined us to Baritone saxophone.

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