Concert at the double for band conductor

The conductor of the Ellington Colliery Band is facing a busy night tomorrow (Friday).

The evening sees a joint concert of the Ellington band and 34 times North of England champions, Reg Vardy Band.

This means Jonathan will be conducting the Ellington band and playing for Reg Vardy, where he is principal percussionist.

The collaboration brings together the only bands from Northumberland and Durham to qualify for the national championships in their respective divisions – Ellington compete in Cheltenham this month.

The joint concert takes place in St John’s Church at 7.3pm. Tickets are available from colliery band manager John Colvine on (01670) 522276, Joan Marshall on (01670) 851537, or from the church.