Fleetville band caring for the community

PUBLISHED: 10:28 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 May 2010

A COMMUNITY band is holding its most ambitious event to date this weekend. Fleetville Community Band was formed when local resident Paul Olive brought together musicians in the area for a concert in 2007 — and it has been growing ever since. There are now

A COMMUNITY band is holding its most ambitious event to date this weekend.

Fleetville Community Band was formed when local resident Paul Olive brought together musicians in the area for a concert in 2007 - and it has been growing ever since.

There are now 60 singers and musicians in the group which will be performing at Fleetville Junior School in Hatfield Road, St Albans, from 3pm on Sunday.

This year's concert will have a Doctor Who theme as the band has got hold of music from the TV series and will perform a number of items.

Paul, of Burnham Road, said: "It should be a fantastic noise, not least because of the array of percussion instruments in use - timpani, bass drum, tubular bells, drum kit and gong are only part of the banging section of the orchestra."

The orchestra will also play the well-known William Tell overture and the choir will sing Jerusalem - with audience participation - Danny Boy and Bridge Over Troubled Water. An exhibition of photographs from Fleetville's past will also be on display.

Children will be able to make mini-Daleks and Tardises and there will be a chance to try a number of musical instruments lent by members of the orchestra.

For further information contact Paul on 01727 844169.

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