Brass for Gras

 

‘Brass for Gras’

Bretforton Silver Band are having a very bust start to the summer. Last weekend saw a first for the band when they joined forces with Evesham Operatic and Dramatic Society in a sell-out production of ‘Brassed Off’. The band thoroughly enjoyed their appearance on stage would like to thank everyone who made the production such a success. This Sunday, 28th May, sees their next big venture when the famous Asparagus Auction and concert by Bretforton Silver band takes place at the Fleece Inn Bretforton. This is always the highlight of the asparagus season when thousands come together to bid for the creme de la creme of Asparagus. The main feature of the evening is the large exhibition bundle ‘a hundred of Asparagus’ which is tied by local grower Bill Byrd using willow in the traditional manner and is always much sought after. John Wood the band conductor predicts record breaking bids this week as the weather has been ideal for growing asparagus. The auction was started by Bretforton Silver Band in the early 1970’s in order to raise money for a new set of instruments. Today it continues to be a major fund raiser for the band who are the only surviving village band in Worcestershire. The concert will commence at 7pm with the auction starting around 8pm. You are all invited to attend this unique event and to have a go at bidding for some first class asparagus.