May 15, 2011
Fundraising concert raises £450 for Highbridge Festival
of the Arts
Dozens of supporters of Highbridge's Festival of The Arts
flocked to a fundraising concert in the town on Saturday evening
Under the direction of Musical Director Sheila Philip, the King
Alfred Concert Band played a varied programme of tunes in Highbridge's
St John's Church, including the Royal Air March Past, themes from
Jurassic Park and solos from the band's talented players.
event raised much-needed funds towards next year's Festival Of
The Arts, which will be the 65th.
Among those lending their support to the festival at Saturday's
concert were Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke,
pictured above with festival Chairwoman Denise Berry and Drama
Secretary Anne Bannister.
Denise told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We raised in excess of
£450 and are very grateful to the King Alfred Concert Band
and soloists for their performances which have helped us to continue
our fundraising. This fundraising will, hopefully, ensure the
continuation of the festival for the future."