On Saturday 18th May, Bude Town Band hosted a very successful concert with the Chivenor Military Wives Choir.
The concert was held at Penstowe Manor Kilkhampton to a sell out audience.

This was the first time the choir has performed in North Cornwall.
Bude Town Band first conceived the idea of a joint concert with the Military Wives back in early 2012, but due to the commitments of the up and coming choir, this was the first opportunity the choir and band had at getting together.
The audience enjoyed two musically packed halves of both the Military Wives and Bude Town Band performing a wide variety of music. The band played the Military Wives ‘Wherever You Are' to the choir as they took the stage to perform, it was the first time the choir had heard their famous song performed by a brass band. The choir later went on to give an amazing performance of the song themselves. 
The compere James Morrish delighted the audience with great stand up comedy and helped with the raffle. The raffle was kindly run for us by Elaine Miles from Barclays Bank, Barclays Bank run a £4£ scheme which allows their employees to raise money for local charities, Barclays will then match fund any amount of money their employee raises up to £750.
The evening was a huge success and the proceeds of the evening will go towards the band's New Hall Fund and The Military Wives Charity.
Bude Town Band would like to thank everybody that supported the event, especially Nigel Buse and his staff at Penstowe Manor. Kilkhampton Post Office, Bude Post Office, The Candy Shop and all the individual people that sold tickets. James Morrish of Kivells Auctioneers, Holsworthy for compering the evening. Bob Willingham of Studio Southwest who very kindly took photographs of the evening. Elaine Miles from Barclays Bank for running the raffle and to all the local businesses that donated prizes for our raffle and also the businesses that sponsored our programme for the concert