AERODROME visitors will be able to enjoy an evening of live music from a top concert band.

Stow Maries Aerodrome is staging the Stow Proms on Saturday, July 13, following on from the success of last year’s RAF 100 Proms.

The venue is playing host to popular favourites the Great Dunmow Town Band.

The group is a traditional concert band with woodwind, brass and percussion, and plays a wide range of music from film and big band to pop and jazz.

Vocalists Carol-Anne, Blaize and Ann will complete the line-up and the compere will be BBC Radio Essex presenter Dave Monk.

The band was formed in March 2013 by military musician Andy King, and since then it has raised more than £40,000 for 21 charities through its performances.

Aerodrome boss Ian Flint said: “The Stow Proms is one of our favourite events.

“Bringing together all that is best in a British summer – a hazy sunny afternoon, green grass, a glass of something refreshing, fantastic music and a chance to have a party.”

Musical director Andy King added: “ We are really excited to be performing in these lovely surroundings again.

“We have a music programme that will suit all tastes, finishing with a rousing finale to get the audience waving union flags and singing their hearts out.”

The band will perform from a working hangar while the audience reclines on the grass of the historic airfield.

Tickets for the event are £25 for adults and £12 for under-16s.

It includes a glass of Pimm’s on arrival and afternoon tea with strawberries and cream.

Doors open at 4.30pm, ready for the concert at 5pm.

The evening should finish by 8pm.

Black tie is optional, but visitors will need to bring their own chairs, small tables or picnic blankets.

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