The Malmesbury Concert Band is calling for those who can blow their own horn to sign up as it embarks on a new season of concerts.

The band’s musical director, Art Robb, says more musicians are wanted for concerts that range from playing in the town’s abbey to a cabaret night.

“We are already rehearsing every Friday evening in preparation for this year’s programme after the disappointment of lockdown. But we would warmly welcome more members, especially trombone, horn, clarinet and bassoon players,” said Mr Robb.

The programme announced to date is:

•            Sunday May 29 – Keynsham Memorial Park

•            Sunday June 26 – John Coles Park, Chippenham

•            Sunday July 17 – Queen’s Park, Swindon

•            Saturday Sept 3 – Malmesbury Abbey grounds, supporting the Carnival procession

•            Saturday Sept 24 – Birdcage Walk/Market Cross, Malmesbury

•            Saturday Oct 22– Cabaret Night, Wesleyan Room, Malmesbury Town Hall

•            Sunday November 13– Remembrance Service, Malmesbury Abbey

A further band programme in the run up to Christmas will be announced later in the year. Details of how to join are on the website: