TALENTED musicians received a helping hand from an old friend as part of their 10th annual 'all-day workshop'.

Trinity Concert Band welcomed Duncan Stubbs to Lower Earley for a hugely successful day of learning and socialising for all ages.

It was the second time Mr Stubbs had visited the repertoire workshop and until recently he was the principal director of music for the Royal Air Force Music Services.

Joanne Neale, from Trinity Concert Band, said: "These occasions are a golden opportunity for the band to develop its musicality and understanding of ensemble playing as well as enjoying some socialising that is not always possible at our weekly rehearsals.

"These pieces by renowned composers show the wealth of repertoire available for concert band. Like an army, this band marches on its stomach."

"We were delighted to see Theresa, our principal saxophonist, with her new baby Tabitha, who joined the handful of supporters to hear our final “concert” performance. Altogether, another successful day both musically and socially."

Trinity Concert Band is a community symphonic wood band and in previous years the team have been invited to play in Brighton and also the National Concert Band Festival.

Like-minded musicians take part in social events and day trips and they have even had the chance to tour parts of Germany and Malta.

Visit: https://www.trinityband.co.uk for more information.