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Striking up the band to mark start of The Great War
3:44pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in News
WAR veterans are being invited to attend a concert commemorating the start of The First World War.
The concert takes place at Barnton Primary School on Saturday, July 19 at 7pm, and will feature a performance by Barnton Silver Band.
The band will be joined in the performance by pupils, and the concert will also feature a performance by John and Ailsa Booth.
Barnton Silver Band contributed 15 men to the armed forces during the conflict, 12 of who joined up in 1914. Miraculously all of them survived, although one subsequently died.
Tickets for school concert are £5, with free entry for all war veterans who come wearing their medals.
Tickets are available from Hormbreys butchers in Barnton by calling 07812 237831, or visit www.barntonsilverband.com, where you can also find details of future performances.
All profits from the concert will go to the Barnton and Anderton branch of the Royal British Legion.
Remembrance Day sees the band play at services in Winnington and Barnton each year.