Thundersley celebration for a special bandsman

The Thundersley Band will giving their musical thanksgiving for the life, friendship and brilliant talent of their much missed player Mathew Schroeter in a forthcoming concert.

  The band recorded a memorable victory at the Senior Trophy this year

Thundersley Brass is to host a concert to celebrate the life of bandsman Mathew Schroeter.

His tragic death was felt throughout the banding movement, with the event set to feature a performance of Dean Goffin's 'A Symphony of Thanksgiving' which was a particular favourite of his, and the work he selected to write his thesis on when studying at the University of Hull.

Salvation music

All the music will be of Salvation Army origin, reflecting Mat's background at the Waltham Abbey Corps and with the East London Youth Band. Mat had long spoken of his ambition to one day host a Thundersley concert featuring Salvation Army music.


A spokesperson told 4BR: "Led by MD Melvin White, we are working hard to deliver the vision Mat had for this concert.

It has been a difficult year, but also a memorable one with a difficult build up to the Area contest following Mat's passing. It was however followed soon after by the Senior Trophy victory where the 'Best Instrumentalist' award was won by Mat's brother Keith."

All the music will be of Salvation Army origin, reflecting Mat's background at the Waltham Abbey Corps and with the East London Youth Band4BR


Thundersley will be joined by Epping Forest Band conducted by Keith and augmented for the occasion by numerous friends of Mat's.

The concert takes place at Hadleigh Temple Salvation Army, in Hadleigh, Essex on Saturday 30th September (7.30pm). It is free entry with a collection being taken for the Children's Trust charity.

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