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.

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