A GOOD evening’s entertainment was had in the village’s recreational park as Hepworth Band conducted by their resident musical director Mike Howley played a varied programme.

This included the march The Wizard and music from the James Bond films and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The band’s principal cornet player gave a nice account of How Great Thou Art and the band concluded their first set with the rock classic Music by John Miles.

Despite the weather being wet for most of the day, thankfully it cleared up in the evening and a good Hepworth audience got in to the swing of things with Fantasia on British Sea Songs , Jerusalem, Nimrod, and David Thornton on euphonium giving a stunning performance of Rule Britannia.

With flags waving the concert ended with Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance including Land of Hope And Glory and needless to say a repeat rendering was lapped up by the audience.

A spokesman said: “The band would sincerely like to thank all those who worked hard before and on the day to make it aŠ great evening.”

The band will now be taking a three-week break before returning to work on The Test Piece Red Priest by Phillip Wilby for the British Open contest In September in the Symphony Hall Birmingham.