Concerts galore for 50th

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ST0WMARKET Concert Band is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of performances at high profile events in the town.

It was founded in 1962 originally as a schools band and now comprises two bands with 50 musicians.

Its current conductor, Mel Stammers, played as a youngsters before joining the Army as a musician, returning to the band 10 years ago.

It will perform a patriotic finale to Jubilee 2012 and play at the Stowmarket Festival and Stowmarket Carnival.

Its own anniversary concert is on September 22 which will welcome back past players and supporters.

More is available on www.stowmarketconcertband.org.uk