Thursday evening was a special occasion for Shaftesbury Town Silver 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 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.