German wind band join festival celebrations

Borehamwood Times: Rammersweier Musikverein, from the twin town of Offenburg, have been invited by the town council and BETTA to perform at this year’s annual festival. Rammersweier Musikverein, from the twin town of Offenburg, have been invited by the town council and BETTA to perform at this year’s annual festival.

A German band will descend on the town tomorrow to take part in the festival celebrations.

Organised by the Borehamwood and Elstree Twin Town Association, the 55-piece wind band from Germany will arrive in the town tomorrow afternoon.

Rammersweier Musikverein, from the twin town of Offenburg, have been invited by the town council and BETTA to perform at this year’s annual festival.

The band will be attending three events being put on by BETTA, including a folk night at the Ark Theatre on Thursday and a Barn Dance at St Teresa’s Church Hall on Saturday.

On Friday, the band will be welcomed to the town in a presentation from Mayor Councillor Pat Strack before their free concert later that evening.

The concert, held at the Ark Theatre from 7.30pm, will feature an array of music from films in a nod to Elstree’s rich film heritage, along with a number of traditional German songs.

Martine Eni, Chairwoman of BETTA, said: “We are always very happy to welcome guests from our twin towns. It will be the association’s pleasure to host this group from Offenburg as part of this year’s Civic Festival, especially as we are celebrating 100 Years of Film Making in the town”

“I feel the volunteers need to be rewarded for their efforts. When so many twin town associations are in trouble, it is good for Elstree and Borehamwood that ours is working so well." 

Tickets for the concert can be obtained via the Town Council, The Ark Theatre Box Office, or BETTA, and money raised will be donated to Mencap.

Andrew Grady, BETTA's Vice Chairman, added: "The Borehamwood and Elstree Town Twinning Association are very pleased to be assisting in hosting what I believe to be the largest single group ever to visit Borehamwood from either one of our twin towns.”

For further information on this visit or any of BETTA’s other activities, contact them on bettagroup@hotmail.com or call 0203 441 6510.

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