November 13, 2017
Marching band came forward after appeal

The band that led Burnham's Remembrance Day parade through Burnham on Sunday morning came forward after reading an article on

We ran an appeal here last month after the organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day ceremony said they were without a marching band for this year's parade.

Fortunately, local band 'Brass and Drum' saw the article and came forward to save the day.

The band's Ian Tiso told "When my daughter Ellen read the story she immediately texted me, asking whether it's something we could do."

"We are still quite a newly-formed band, but as soon as read the article we wanted to help on such an important day."

"We took part in the St George's Day parade in Burnham earlier this year but knew Remembrance Day would be a very special occasion."

"We've put in extra rehearsals over the past three weeks to practise all the music for the parade and the ceremony itself and we were really honoured to take part."

Burnham's Remembrance Day parade organiser John Crosby added: "The band were superb - they had an important role on the day, keeping the parade in step and on time and playing the music next to the war memorial."

"Our thanks go to them for coming forward and for running the appeal."


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