Boys’ brigade band is a big hit

TUNED IN ... members of the Boys Brigade band.

TUNED IN ... members of the Boys Brigade band.

A CONCERT proved to be music to the ears of church-goers, raising £1,000 towards the cost of an extension they are having built.

Members of the town’s Boys’ Brigade branch staged a concert at the Living Waters Church in South Shields last weekend.

Brigade captain Dave Cooper has hailed the event as a huge success, saying: “It was fantastic. We’re still collecting some money in, but we’ve got at least £1,000, and we’re very pleased.

“The church is our base, and we’re having an extension built on the back at the minute.

“It’ll give us an extra hall, so we’ll have more room to practise our marching, and there’ll be more room for the church’s ever-expanding congregation as well.

“The event was very well supported by parents and former members.”

He added: “We play all sorts of music, depending on the season, and we often visit old people’s homes to perform for the residents.

“At the event, we played some of our marching and display tunes, as well as some hymns and war tunes, and they all went down very well.

“Now that we’re going to have some more room, we’re hoping to expand, and we’d love to see some new members coming along.”

The brigade hosts three weekly meetings at the St Jude’s Terrace church.

A group for children aged eight and over meets from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays.

On Fridays, a group for children aged five to eight runs from 5.30pm to 7pm, and a group for those aged between eight and 11 meets from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Anyone interested in signing up can turn up to a meeting or call Dave on 07929 267607.

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