Band enjoys weekend of music

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills Band enjoyed a weekend of music making with Her Majesty’s Royal Marines School Of Music from Portsmouth and guests, the Tideswell Male Voice Choir.

A spokesman praised the Royal Marines, saying: “The quality of their playing and professionalism was of a very high standard. A particular highlight was the corps of drums, who gave a thrilling demonstration.”

Concerts at Chesterfield and Burton raised £7,000 for Help For Heroes.

The band’s next concert is on Saturday, July 2, at Bakewell Parish Church at 7.30pm, featuring youth vocal group Guys and Dolls. For tickets contact Heather Thomas on 813824.