Seaford Silver Band playing a brass band concert on Eastbourne Bandstand

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Grant from Seaford Town Council

Seaford Town CouncilThe band is very grateful for the support of Seaford Town Council who have generously donated £500 for this financial year.

Spring Concert at Seaford Head Upper School Hall on Sunday 14th April

Dr Isla Sitwell of Seaford Silver Band presents a cheque for £150 to Seaford Primary School
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Supported by Seaford Town Council

The Band’s Spring Concert at Seaford Head Upper School Hall on Sunday 14th April was well attended and, from comments received and overheard at the end, much enjoyed.  This year the Band had invited two guest acts to join them; Seaford Primary School’s Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Head of Music Kate Steer, and Bagpiper Donald Brown.

It was a delight to hear the young musicians perform so well and with so much obvious enjoyment.  With an expertise well beyond their years they captivated their audience with their singing and playing.  They truly added another, and very welcome, dimension to the evening’s entertainment.

Donald Brown is a well-known piper playing at Garden Parties, Weddings and Burns Night Dinners.  His playing of that evocative Scottish Air, Highland Cathedral, accompanied by the Band, brought a lump to the throat of many.

The Spring Concert was started to give a focus to the early part of the Band’s year and also to raise money for Band Funds.  This year the Band was delighted to be able to give a donation of £150 from the proceeds of the evening to Seaford Primary School’s Music Department Fund for new instruments.  Musical Director Isla Sitwell presented the cheque to one of the young musicians at a School Assembly on 19th April (see photo).

The Band would like to thank all those who helped ‘front of house’ with the raffle, selling tickets and programmes and with the refreshments. Without this help from our families and friends it would be very difficult to run this annual event.