Whitburn Band's recent 150th anniversary celebration concert not only entertained supporters across the globe, but also raised £1,262 for the local West Lothian Foodbank.
The 'virtual concert' which featured trumpet superstar Mike Lovatt, took place late last month, aided by the outstanding technical skills of young percussionist Ryan Bradley who has helped transform the band's on-line presence over recent months.
Eight pieces were individually recorded by players in isolation — two to accompany Mike, before Ryan brought them all together for the concert production.
Whitburn was delighted to use the platform not only to showcase their talents, but to also support the West Lothian Foodbank, a vital service which is helping local people during the coronavirus pandemic. The initial target was £500, but the event eventually raised more than double.
It also made it special as we were also able raise so much money for our local food bank to help people who are in need in such tough timesWhitburn Band
Band Chairman Charlie Farren told 4BR: "We were thrilled with the reception for our concert, with comments from around the world from people who enjoyed the playing and presentation.
It also made it special as we were also able raise so much money for our local food bank to help people who are in need in such tough times."
You can enjoy the concert for free on Whitburn's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/whitburnband/