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Luxembourg band make Scarborough return
A brass band from
Luxembourg which performed at a Scarborough festival more than 40
years ago, is making a return visit to the town.
The Moselle Valley Brass Band played at the
opening ceremony of Scarborough’s Benelux Festival in 1968 at the
behest of the National Tourist Office of Luxembourg.
Now the band is returning to the town and
will be performing on Sunday 3 June in Peasholm Park as part of its
centenary celebrations and in honour of the Queen’s Diamond
Members of the band will also perform
between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday 31 May in Scarborough’s St Nicholas
Gardens; on Friday 1 June from 1pm to 3pm at the bandstand in
Whitby Harbour; and on Saturday 2 June from 4pm to 5.30pm at the
bandstand in Crescent Gardens, Filey.
Scarborough Borough Council Culture Officer
Rowena Marsden said: “We’re delighted to welcome back the Moselle
Valley Brass Band after an absence of more than 40 years – I’m sure
their performances will evoke fond memories of the Benelux
“The timing could not be better – the
Peasholm Park friends’ group is staging a Fairies and Elves fancy
dress picnic in the park as part of the jubilee celebrations and
music from the Moselle Valley Brass Band will be the icing on the
The band was formed in 1967 by seven
musicans from the Rover Moselle area of Luxembourg and originally
their music was a mixture of easy folk music, marches, polkas,
waltzes and foxtrots. The band now has 18
passionate amateur musicians with swing, beat, happy sound, rock
and popular melodies among their repertoire.
The band has played approximately 1,000 concerts in
Luxembourg and in Europe, but has also gone on to enjoy six trips