The Shaftesbury Town Silver Band Is Back

Thursday evening was a special occasion for Shaftesbury Town Silver Band.

Martin Hill conducts the band

The musicians have not performed together since the first lockdown in March 2020, but regular rehearsals restarted last night. Musical director Martin Hill said it was ‘emotional’.

Graham Elliot at his first rehearsal

Graham Elliott’s emotion was one of nerves. He relocated from Southampton to Shaftesbury during lockdown. He’s found a new circle of friends instantly by joining the band, but he’s not played with them until last night.