AN award-winning composer and conductor took control of the baton to help a band at their annual workshop day.

Trinity Concert Band welcomed Nigel Hess for the intensive rehearsal session in Earley, as talented musicians worked on their repertoire.

The band have been big fans of Hess' work for a long time and performed his Christmas Overture at their festive concert last year.

His Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales in memory of his grandmother.

Trinity Concert Band will be performing 'Shakespeare Pictures' again at their Spring Concert at All Saints Church in Wokingham on March 16.

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