Band holds a Prom in the Park

Todmorden Community Brass Band Prom in the Park at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.'From the left, Atlanta Taylor, eight, Eva Taylor, four, Jade Taylor and Scruffy the dog.
Todmorden Community Brass Band Prom in the Park at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.'From the left, Atlanta Taylor, eight, Eva Taylor, four, Jade Taylor and Scruffy the dog.
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More than 150 music lovers gathered in one of the upper Calder Valley’s scenic spots as a brass band held its own Prom in the Park.

Todmorden Community Brass Band organised the event in Centre Vale Park on Sunday afternoon, the day after the traditional Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Liz Hinchliffe, of the band, said it was a wonderful day which helped to raise money for band funds.

“Some of the positive comments we got from people who came made it all worthwhile,” she said.

“Everybody got into the spirit of it.

“We all had fun, which made it more enjoyable as well.

“It’s what we are all about - providing a local band for our local town.”

Following a last minute dash back to the band room to pick up some chairs for the audience to sit on after problems accessing the bandstand storage space, the band took to the stage for their first park performance under new musical director Pam Smith.

“I think she really enjoyed it,” Liz said.

“It was a good introduction to the park for her.”