Search

Tribute concert to be held to Loddon Band stalwart Ron Hinton

PUBLISHED: 10:21 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 04 September 2017

Ron Hinton in 1977

Ron Hinton in 1977

Courtesy of Simon Linger

A tribute concert to a stalwart of a village band is to be held in this weekend.

Ron Hinton in 2014Ron Hinton in 2014

On Saturday, the Loddon Band will perform a concert in Holy Trinity Church, in the memory of Ron Hinton, life president of the band.

Mr Hinton, who taught science at Hobart High School for more than 20 years and revived the Loddon Band, died in March of this year, and the concert is the band’s way of paying tribute to a man who gave so much to it.

The concert will also see items from members of Mr Hinton’s family, as well as musical performances from the band.

Mike Cadman, honorary secretary of the band, said: “Ron was really a legend in his own lifetime and was hugely respected by many people for his integrity, and some of his protégés still play for the band, including the musical director, Joseph Knight.

“Any former members of the band are welcome to play on the night, some are already coming, so it should be a splendid and fitting occasion.”

Mr Hinton continued to play for the Loddon Band until around five years ago, when he suffered a stroke. He eventually went on to live with his daughter in Hampshire, before dying at the age of 94 on Friday, March 17.

Prior to moving to Brockenhurst in Hampshire, he lived in Ditchingham.

He revived the Loddon Band in the late 1960s, after discovering the instruments of the original band at the school, which was then known as Loddon Secondary Modern School.

The concert will also see another of Mr Hinton’s former pupils joining the band - Simon Linger - who will be acting as conductor on the night.

The event is free to attend, with attendees able to show up on the door, with a retiring collection being sent around.

The band will perform a selection of Mr Hinton’s favourite pieces of music, as they celebrate his time as both life president of the band, and its musical director.

The concert will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Church Plain, Loddon.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Beccles and Bungay Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Beccles and Bungay Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Beccles and Bungay Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Beccles and Bungay events

Friday, September 15, 2017

The second of two fundraising evenings for local charities is being staged by the Remember When Music and Dance Club this month.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A new theatrical thriller inspired by the desolate beauty of Suffolk’s Orford Ness is coming to town.

Monday, September 4, 2017

A tribute concert to a stalwart of a village band is to be held in this weekend.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Australian singing sensation Jason Donovan has rescheduled his upcoming Lowestoft date, following issues with his speaking voice.

Most Read

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter