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Following our last post we are very happy to welcome Jacob Tivey on Trombone. He seems to have settled in very quickly and it is great for us to have him in our ranks.

Fiona is currently recuperating from surgery and we all wish her a speedy return.

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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).

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 play alongside 2nd Alto saxophone.

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