BEWDLEY Concert Band performed their first concert outside of Bewdley on Sunday, July 27 and proved without doubt that they are excellent ambassadors for the town.

The band were hired to play in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, as part of a season of performances sponsored by Worcester City Council.

The band, only formed nine months ago, looked fantastic in their new uniform. Their royal blue ties and cravats were bought for them by band member Derek McCluskey.

They also showed off their Bewdley Concert Band stand banners bought with a grant from Bewdley Town Council.

Mrs Valerie Blount, secretary of the Band said “It was a wonderful afternoon for the band and the audience. The bandstand is in the middle of a lake, it’s a lovely park, the sun shone down on us and there were hundreds of people enjoying the atmosphere created by the carefully chosen programme of music.

"We couldn’t have wished for a better opportunity to show off the band. We are now busy preparing for our First Anniversary Concert on Saturday, October 9 at St Anne’s Church, Bewdley”.

The band are still welcoming new members. If you play a woodwind or brass instrument and wish to join, they rehearse on a Saturday morning at Bewdley Primary School. They are particularly looking for clarinet players and bass players. Contact Valerie Blount on 07813769904 or email for detais.

Based on information supplied by Valerie Blount.