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King's Lynn band's lockdown performance for VE Day tribute




A Lynn-based brass band has performed its first 'isolation performance' to coincide with VE Day in which all the members individually recorded their parts at home.

King’s Lynn Town Band have recorded the march ‘The Standard of St George’ by Kenneth Alford in time for VE Day as a tribute.

Elaine Croker of the band said: "Whilst we are by no means the first musicians to produce such performances, a number of our players are in their more mature years and their enthusiasm in using the technology to continue what has been a life long hobby is inspiring.

"The band is especially grateful to cornet player Matthew Reynolds who put it all together."

In normal circumstances, members would rehearse at the group's bandroom on Guanock Terrace.

However due to the coronavirus, they have had to adapt through the use of technology in order to continue performing.

The videos of the performance have been circulated on social media with many residents reacting positively.

One social media user Christine Blake said: "This is fantastic, congratulations to you all."

Another response was from Edwina Fletcher who described the VE Day performance as a "toe tapping rendition".

For more information on the band, visit https://kingslynntownband1.wixsite.com/home where you can find contact details and a bookings page for post-lockdown.



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