A SPECIAL Harvest festival performance is set for Ludlow.

The Ludlow Concert Band is performing a Harvest Concert at St Johns Church on Friday October 6, in aid of St Johns Church and The Ludlow Food Bank.

The group formed in 2009 to play at community, civic and fundraising events around South Shropshire and have raised many thousands of pounds for charitable causes over the years. They are 30 member strong wind band featuring multiple flutes, trumpets, clarinets and oboes.

The concert with be full of music from the band's repertoire from show tunes, film themes, marches and ballads as well as some harvest hymns.

A spokesperson said: “The band appreciate that it has been a very difficult few years for many, and that is why they wanted to put on the concert.”

David Redmayne, the musical director added: "Music is a way to bring people together and also help those around us”.

Mr Redmayne has been regularly composing music and leading the band in the role of principal director since Colin Reeves, the bands founding conductor, died last year.

Entry to the event is free, however donations are encouraged.

All donations will be split between the church and the Food Bank, nonperishable food donations will also be welcomed.

The band is currently accepting new members as long as they can read music and play to a reasonable standard. They rehearse every Thursday evening from 7 pm til 8.30pm at St John's Church.