The Clacton on Sea Co-operative Band (London & Southern Counties Championship Section) celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a commemorative concert. 1948 marked the beginnings of The Clacton Town Silver Band under Conductor Captain Nimmo. During that year the Band fulfilled several engagements including a series of concerts, which were sponsored by the Council, including Fundraising concerts in the Brotherhood Hall and appearances at a number of Fetes and Clacton Carnival. On 7th May 1949 the first Band Festival was run in the Band Pavilion, Clacton attracting entries from thirteen bands from all over the London and Home Counties Area, with the Clacton Band being placed a very creditable 4th. In June 1949 the Band acquired its first female member when Ann Whitehead , aged 8 years, having persuaded her Father to teach her to play the cornet, was deemed proficient enough to become a playing member. Anne, now Headworth, is still playing 2nd cornet in the band and fulfils the role of Band Secretary. The commemorative concert takes place at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea, on Sunday 21st September at 8pm. Tickets available on the door. The band will be led by Resident Conductor Niall Wallis, and will feature items including Celebration (Condon), Festive Overture (Shostakovich), Mambo (Bernstein), Imperial March (Williams, arr. Smith), Euphonium Solo: La Cucaracha (soloist Steve Letcher), and Horn Solo: Rondo from Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 (soloist David Howell). The evening will end with the playing of the 1812 Overture, complete with special effects.