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Mayor's good causes, and all that jazz

The sound of music was also the sound of cash tinkling into the Mayor's charities coffers when the Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra performed a blistering concert at Hubberts Bridge Community Centre for the good causes.

Profit from the concert was £1,543.28 - £1,027.28 for the Mayor's charities (Butterfly Hospice and Boston Woods Trust) and £515 for Friends of Boston Youth Bands and Orchestras.

Mayor, Cllr Richard Austin, said: "They gave us a great performance on Sunday making it a great evening. I am only sorry for people who missed it."

Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises of 20 to 30 musicians attending local secondary schools. Under the management of Lee Hextall, of Lincolnshire Music Service, the band achieves an extremely high level of performance. At this year's Music For Youth regional festival the music mentor's assessment ended with the comment: "This was a truly remarkable performance from beginning to end and one that I'll remember for a very long time".

In 2015 Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra was chosen to perform at the Music for Youth Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.

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