The Belvoir Big Band have had a busy start to July so far performing twice over the same weekend.
The group received a standing ovation at Hose Village Hall when they supported the Belvoir Wassailers and Harby Primary School’s choir in a charity concert for Dove Cottage Day Hospice.
The band then quickly turned out at Rempstone Steam and Country Fair in a packed beer tent, and provided a mixed programme of music for the large audience to listen to, and the Lindy Hop dance group to dance to.
Belvoir Big Band organiser Jon Jayes said: “The weekend of the 9 and 10 July was a very successful one for the band. The two gigs gave us some new experiences and we enjoyed playing tremendously.
“We’ve only been in existence for 15 months and we’re now settling down with a regular and growing number of musicians.
“We still need another trombone and trumpet player on a regular basis, but with numbers now standing at 27 we’re truly a big band.
“We hope to expand our profile and make more appearances in the coming months at events in the area.”
The band can be contacted via email at Kite@grianan.freeserve.co.uk
If you play trumpet or trombone the band especially wish to hear from you.
PHOTO: The Belvoir Big Band play at Hose Village Hall with the Belvoir Wassailers on the stage behind (Marian Dalby).