THERE’S a great evening of music-making in store tomorrow at Salendine Nook, courtesy of Castleford Salvation Army Band.
The area’s Baptist church has a successful concert season, hosting events on a monthly basis. Tomorrow’s concert will feature a band which plays a variety of music including the classics, popular music, swing and the more traditional marches.
Last year, the band celebrated 125 years of service and ministry and says that, today, its aims are the same as when it was first formed – to proclaim the Christian message through music.
The band says its main function is to support worship during Sunday services at The Salvation Army, but that its music is also heard in residential homes and local hospitals.
The current band membership is about 25 and includes players in their teens to those in their seventies. The musicians are drawn from all walks of life and a good many of the current members are products of its Young People’s Band.
Member Anthony Thompson knows the Salendine Nook Baptist Church well. He played there at a concert two years ago alongside organist and conductor Gordon Stewart and was happy to suggest that the Salvation Army Band appears on their concert programme.
The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.