187 years experience helps fundraiser

MORE THAN £1,000 was raised at The Navigation All Star Brass Band concert for Help for Heroes at their tenth annual fundraising concert.

Organised by Gilbert Symes and Phil Beckwith, the evening at Uppermill Civic Hall featured musicians from over the British Isles conducted by Derek Broadbent of Brighouse and Rastrick.

FUNDRAISERS: Phil Beckwith, Derek Broadbent and Gilbert Symes
FUNDRAISERS: Phil Beckwith, Derek Broadbent and Gilbert Symes

Stars of the night included soloists James McCabe, cornet, Joanne Child, flugal horn, trombonist Stephen Sykes, his father Steve Sykes on the bass, and former BBC Young Brass Musician of the Year and David Childs, euphonium.

And a combined age of 187 years brought plenty of experience to the Tenor horn section of Kevin Wadsworth, Ian Harper, and David Essex.

The fundraising events have raised more than £50,000 for charities over the last ten years and the next ‘Symes and Them’ efforts will be held on March 18 and 19 at the Millgate Centre Theatre.

HORN SECTION: David Essex, Kevin Wadsworth and Ian Harper
HORN SECTION: David Essex, Kevin Wadsworth and Ian Harper

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