2005 Gala Concert

Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass performed their annual gala concert to a packed audience at the Villa Marina, Douglas, at the weekend.

The musicians were guided by musical director Ian Clague and performed blockbuster film and television themes, musical numbers and joint and solo performances.

Press officer Malcolm Magee said: 'At the end of the evening the two bands stood together and were given a spontaneous standing ovation something which we are sure will live long in the memories of the musicians who make up the bands.'

Lieutenant Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks and Lady Haddacks attended the event and agreed to be the bands' patrons during their time in the Island.

10 November 2005