Music Machine holds massive festive show

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A CONCERT by Grantham youth band Music Machine on Monday evening raised almost £7,500 for armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

Around 900 people attended the concert at Grantham’s Meres Leisure Centre to hear a selection of Christmas music, as well as film themes and music relating to the armed forces.

The 76-piece band was joined on stage by a dozen RAF musicians and guest vocalists including 15-year-old Maddie Rowland, Maj Dennis Hannant and a choir including pupils from The Grantham Preparatory, Cranwell Primary and Highfields schools.

Paul and Katie Wilson who jointly run Music Machine said: “We were absolutely thrilled with the band’s performance and delighted to have raised almost £7,500 for Help for Heroes.”

l See video highlights from the concert at www.granthamjournal.co.uk