Worcester Concert Brass will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a special concert.

The band will be celebrating the milestone on Saturday, September 16 at Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester.

The band has invited past players to join them at the concert and a display will feature the band’s history as well as highlights from the last 35 years.

There will also be a raffle in aid of St Richard’s Hospice with family tickets for Worcester Warriors and Worcester Wolves and restaurant vouchers up for grabs.

Worcester Concert Brass formed in March 1982 as as the Nunnery Wood Youth Band by a group of local parents and staff from Nunnery Wood High School.

Its members were originally drawn from staff, pupils and ex-pupils of a number of schools around the city and its musical director was Tony White, head of music at Nunnery Wood High School.

A reduction in the number of pupils being taught brass instruments in schools forced the band to look for more mature members and the band became Worcester Concert Brass in September 1993.

As a community band it relies on performance fees and membership subscriptions for support.

Worcester Concert Brass received a £47,000 grant in 1997 from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England for the purchase of new instruments and equipment.

The band has an established link with the Worcester Twinning association and visited Le Vésinet, France and Kleve, Germany.

The Le Vésinet Wind Band have also visited Worcester.

Tickets for the concert cost £5 and are free for children. Refreshments are included.