Melton Tally Ho Band celebrate 80 years by hosting party bash

Mick Short and Karen Joyce cut the cake to mark the Melton Mowbray Tally Ho Marching Band's 80th anniversary PHOTO: Supplied
Mick Short and Karen Joyce cut the cake to mark the Melton Mowbray Tally Ho Marching Band's 80th anniversary PHOTO: Supplied
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A long-standing Melton marching band got into the party spirit on Saturday when they held a celebratory bash for their 80th anniversary.

The Melton Mowbray Tally Ho Marching Band held a party at the Conservative Club to reminisce over times since 1936 when the band first formed.

The event included a performance from band Bakers Treat and a birthday cake was cut by Mick Short and Karen Joyce, two of the group’s longest serving members.

Bandmaster Nickè Joyce also received her lifetime award of 25 years and secretary Bob Joyce received his 21 service award.

Nickè said: “The band members, families and friends danced on into the night with an encore from Bakers Treat of our signature tune ‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond.

“Our cake was lovingly made and donated by a band supporter and business owner Michelle and we were given balloons from the card shop in Melton Mall.”

The band are always looking for new members from the age of 9 to 99. If interested in joining them contact Nickè on 07772800335 or visit their Facebook page.