Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band hits a 60 year high note

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at Cromer Parish Hall. Pictured is Rosie Jones.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band held a special open day at the weekend as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at Cromer Parish Hall. Pictured is Rosie Jones.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The band was founded through the amalgamation of the town's two bands in 1956.

The Cromer band started life as a boys band in the late 1940s by the local branch of the Christian movement TOC-H, with Henry Bishop as the Bandmaster/Conductor.

And the Sheringham Temperance Band was formed around 1923 with Henry Grice of Sheringham as the founder member of the group.

The band held an open day in Cromer Parish Hall on Saturday, with visitors popping in to meet members of the band, learn something of its history, pick up and have a blow of a brass instrument - or bash a drum and cymbal - and have a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at

Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band celebrate their 60th anniversary with a open day and performance at Cromer Parish Hall. Pictured is Rosie Jones.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

And the afternoon gave over to an informal concert.

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