BARNOLDSWICK Brass Band is delighted to be back with its first solo concert in its hometown since the start of the pandemic.

The evening concert, at Holy trinity Church, on Saturday, April 20, will feature music from television and the shows, and will be the first public event for the band on its own since December, 2019.

During the Covid-19 lock-downs, band members kept in touch over Zoom, meeting up online, on the usual rehearsal nights, checking in on each other and keeping in contact.

With the lifting of restrictions, in July, 2021, band members met on the Rolls-Royce playing fields, observing social distancing, with their own chairs, instruments and stands.

Sue Braithwaite, concert secretary, said: "With the weather changing and nights getting darker, we had the kind offer of holding band practices in Holy Trinity Church. This enabled us to still practice whilst still having plenty of the space to socially distance in the church.

"Remembrance Sunday 2021 was our first public appearance. This marked a special day for the band, playing in their hometown once again. It wasn't until the April that we finally returned to our own band room.

"Since then, the band have played at various public events, both in their hometown, in Colne, Downham Hall; Grassington, Skipton and last year also played in Victoria park Barrowford, in the newly refurbished bandstand. We were the first brass band to play in there for quite some years."

She added: "The band now feel that they are ready to hold a concert of their own, and have been busy rehearsing a variety of television and movie themed music."

The concert at Holy Trinity Church on April 20 starts at 7pm. Entry, £6 for adults and £3 for children.