Ascot Brass joined with Taplow Girls Choir in our annual concert at St Nicolas Church to raise funds for the Taplow Choirs.

Under the direction of acting MD Kelvin Ketteringham, the band's programme opened and closed with marches - William Turkington's Able and Goff Richards's Barnard Castle - with a mix of lyrical pieces and faster-paced items in between, ranging from Paul Sharman's Flow Gently, Sweet Afton to Vartabed's Armenian Sabre Dance.

Band solos were performed by Mark Dallas on cornet (Langford's My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose) and Stacey Hall on tenor horn (Rondo from Mozart's horn concerto no.2), with a cornet trio playing Harold Walters's Trumpets Wild.

The choir was on impressive form, as always. As well as ensemble pieces, there was a set of four soloists in the first half and of duets in the second half, all performed with confidence and style.