Burnham and Highbridge Town Band and Weston Brass band joined forces for a special concert in aid of Weston Hospice Care on Saturday evening (May 21st).

The bands formed a 30-strong ensemble to perform a programme of exciting music, watched by a capacity audience at Burnham’s Princess Theatre.

Burnham and Highbridge’s Mayor and Mayoress Michael and Maria Clarke welcomed Weston’s Mayor and Mayoress Alan and Jacqueline Peak to the performance, pictured right.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Band’s Musical Director Steven Sykes welcomed Weston Town Band’s Musical Director Paul Hemmings, pictured right, for the special joint performance.

Tony Fricker, Chairman of Burnham and Highbridge Band, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “This was the first time that these two great bands will have played together and both bands were on top form.”

“Burnham and Highbridge won a gold medal at the Highbridge Music Festival in February and Weston has achieved fantastic success in the third section of the West of England Regional Final of the National Brass Band Championship.”