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Get ready for the Two Rivers Spring Concert and Dance Event

Ilkley's Two Rivers Bands announce a Spring Concert in April and the return of its popular Dance event in May.

Two Rivers Bands Chair Les Goldman said “We’re really looking forward to bringing some great music to Ilkley in the next month or two. Our Concert Band is keen to show off the progress we’ve under our new Musical Director Gregory Moor. And our Swing Band continues to go from strength to strength. Our dances at the Winter Garden are always so much fun. We love playing there. Book early to make sure you don’t miss out.”

The Concert Band will present it 2024 Spring Concert at Ilkley Baptist Church on Sunday 14 April starting at 3pm.

There will be music from stage and screen, including highlights from the musical Oliver and the film Chicken Run plus a musical tribute to film composer Ennio Morricone. The programme also includes “Hootenanny” a medley of favourite US folk tunes, and from closer to home Gustav Holst’s classic Second Suite for Military Band.

There will be free refreshments in the interval with treats baked at home by band members and a charity collection in aid of Bradford Central Foodbank. 

Tickets cost just £10 and are available on line from www.tworiversbands.org.uk, from The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley, or on the door. There is no charge for young people aged 16 and under.

On Saturday 11 May, the Swing Band will return to the sparkling setting of Ilkley’s Winter Garden with another of their popular dances, with doors opening at 7.15pm. The music starts at 7.30pm with some easy-to follow dance tuition from Mark and Debbie of Bradford based 2/- Jive.

The Swing Band will play 3 sets of favourites from the classic Big Band era, plus some Latin and good old Rock ’n Roll. The aim is to make sure that everyone is up on the dance floor before the night is through!

Dance tickets cost just £15. If you book 10 tickets, you will get an extra 2 free of charge. They can be bought on line via the Band website or from The Grove Bookshop.

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