A WOODWIND band has said a recent anniversary performance was its best yet.

Northallerton Woodwind Ensemble (NWE) celebrated its fifth anniversary last week with a performance at the Golden Lion Hotel Hotel in the town.

NWE was joined by guitarist Adrian Bramley, who played a selection of Brazilian pieces, followed by Northallerton College Jazz Orchestra who played jazz classics. 

The concert raised more than £800 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Mental Health Support. 

For the last five years players aged from eight-years-old have been playing music for pleasure and through their concert programme have raised more than £5,000 for various charities.

The next concert is to raise funds for the mayor’s charities, Breathing Space and The Samaritans, held at Northallerton Town Hall all on April 25 at 7pm.

Tickets cost £7, with accompanied school students free, available from the Town Hall and the Pot of Gold Wool Shop, 9b, Garthway Arcade, Northallerton.