Bute Community Band will be hosting their very first concert later this month, featuring a wide range of music from marching band tunes to movie classics.
With over 20 active members, the band has previously played at concerts at the invitation of Ballianlay Choir among others, but their summer concert - on May 27 - will hopefully mark the first of many solo performances.
Under the musical direction of Mr Tony Spencer, the band has come on in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2010, boasting instruments ranging from violin to euphonium, with members of all ages and abilities.
The band is mostly self-funded from members’ contributions, but recently welcomed news of a £1000 donation from Argyll and Bute Council’s Third Sector Grants, which will enable to band to increase its repertoire with the purchase of new music scores and in time, a uniform.
The summer concert, which will be held in the hall of Rothesay Joint Campus, will feature music including J. P. Sousa’s ‘March - The Thunderer’, John Cacavas’ arrangement ‘The Symphonic Beatles’, and Claire Grundman’s ‘The Hebrides Suite’.
Having made their debut at Ballianlay Choir’s Christmas Concert in December, the Swing Band will also be taking to the stage at the summer concert, playing well-known and much-enjoyed swing classics.
Tickets are £5 and are available from Brechins’ on Bridgend Street, band members and on the door on the night, and the concert begins at 7.30pm.