RAF Lossiemouth voluntary band strike up to celebrate Benevolent Fund 100th anniversary

RAF Lossiemouth Voluntary Band
RAF Lossiemouth Voluntary Band

The RAF Lossiemouth Voluntary band will be playing an extra special concert later this month.

An evening of music will be provided by their concert and swing band in aid of and to celebrate, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s 100 year anniversary.

The group has been in rehearsals since their last successful gig at the beginning of March as they look to prepare a fantastic performance to mark such a special occasion.

Bandmaster Jim Gray is looking forward to the fundraising event.

He said: “Over the years the band have raised thousands of pounds for charities in Moray and nationally.

“As the name suggests, our members are volunteers, and not just in the RAF but from across the local community.  The band have been juggling a busy schedule of service focused engagements, and community and charity concerts.”

The concert will take place in St Giles Church, Elgin at 7.30pm on June 27, with tickets available on the door.

Corporal Vicky Richardson plays the flute in the band and spoke about her favourite moments over the last few years.

She said: “The RAF Lossiemouth Voluntary Band provided me with opportunities as a player that I would not normally have had.  Taking part in the RAF 100 Parade last year in London was a highlight.

“I’m really looking forward to our concert in St Giles on June 27 as we have a wonderful variety of great music to play.”