HAWORTH Band has staged its first concert since February last year.

The band, a registered charity, had to cancel all its engagements after the pandemic broke out.

But it returned to action on Sunday with a well-attended socially-distanced performance in Central Park, Haworth.

Under the leadership of musical director Keith Richmond, members played a varied programme – from West Side Story and Angel Voices to Aces High, culminating with an encore of Oh! Listen to the Band.

“Several members of the audience commented that this was their first attendance at a public event for many months,” said a band spokesperson.

“Others said how nice it was to listen to a band playing in the park again as well as hearing the Worth Valley Railway steam trains in the background. It made them hope that things were beginning to return to normal at last.

“We would like to thank everyone who came along to support us – it was very much appreciated.”

The next concert is at Wetherby Riverside Bandstand on July 11, at 2.30pm.

The band has vacancies for second cornet, second horn and Bflat bass players. Call 07939 554646.