Music was heard throughout Helston on Saturday afternoon, as Helston Town Band performed some familiar songs - and a particular favourite of many.

The Coronation Boating Lake welcomed the return of Helston Town Band's Summer Fete. Although the weather wasn't as nice as it has been over the past few weeks, there were many people in attendance to support the band and raise £700 for their trip to the National Finals, in September.

Despite the bad weather, the band managed to pull off their performances, and hid under the trees.

 

People came to support the band on Saturday.

People came to support the band on Saturday.

 

First up was Helston Town Youth Band, under the conductor's baton of Lowenna Thrussell, followed by the Concert Band with Ashley Chinn, and lastly, the Town Band conducted by Kevin Johns.

There was a selection of music ranging from 'Don’t Stop Me Now' by Queen, Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' and the 'Eye Of The Tiger' by Survivor. Of course, the band also performed everyone's favourite The Flora Dance, which everyone seemed to enjoy.

Not only was music on offer, but there were also various stalls, including a raffle stall, a bottle stall, a cake stall, and a jigsaw puzzle stall, which helped raise funds for the trip in September.

As previously reported in the Packet, the band had won the Second Section of the 2022 West of England Regional Championships and following on from this they will be heading to the West of England Regional Championships in Cheltenham in September.

It was a special day for the band, as it was their first competition since the outbreak of Covid, following a nervous return to outdoor rehearsals in the summer, after a considerable period without meeting.

Due to the pandemic, the band had to be relegated to the National Second Section in 2020, but after two years they triumphed and received a promotion back up to the First Section.

 

HTB secretary Tracy Broughal and Commitee Member Stuart Harvey on the raffle stall

HTB secretary Tracy Broughal and Commitee Member Stuart Harvey on the raffle stall