Saturday 10th September, Concert in Memory of Lexi
Following the tragic loss of life in March of the great granddaughter of our soprano cornet player Gary Stokes, the band was priviliged to be part of this very poignant concert. Lexi unfortunately passed away at the very young age of 2 after contracting Meningitas B.
The concert was held in St Marys Church, Tutbury and featured the bands from Uttoxeter and Rolls Royce Derby, two of the bands that Gary is a member of. The program of music played was relevant to the younger age group with two of the pieces being specially written in Lexi’s memory, “Lullaby for Lexi” written by Keith Lever & “For Lexi” written by Kevin Holgate.
Bright colours was the order of the day and there was also a fun aspect to the concert with many of the bandsmen in fancy dress.
The concert was well attended with over £1,300 being collected for the charity Menangitis Now.