THERE was a celebratory fun day in aid of a marching band, whose members are waiting to see if they are world record breakers.
Hundreds turned out at Chirk AAA Football Club on Sunday, where there was a variety of music and events to enjoy with the Cambria Band.
The band is celebrating completing more than 50 events for the year, which is such an amount for a marching band they have applied to the Guinness World Records to see if this has been beaten by another band in the world.
Most marching bands average 10 events a year and busy ones may double that, but this year the Chirk-based Cambria Band have already clocked up 50 events, taking in charity fundraisers, carnivals, grand unveilings and festival openings.
Lindsey Garner, head musician with the band, said: “The fun day was to celebrate the amount of events we have taken part in over the last year, which is now over 50, with the average being 10 for a marching band.
“Most of the events are for charity and therefore we do not charge, so this was a fundraiser too for ourselves.”
The crowds that turned out could hear the band perform and join in with free flute, drum and other musical workshops.
They were also entertained by Pol Wong and his martial arts team, the Vocalize Choir, archery and medieval re-enactments, as well as being able to browse the many stalls.
Mrs Garner said: “It was a really good day. The weather was lovely and so many people turned out to support us.
“All the people there were asking to see if we would be doing the same again next year.
“We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us.”
Adam Phillips, leader of the band said: “I am very proud of the band and its achievements. We have been going for seven years and have helped so many groups, which is great.
“The members of the band have been a great service to the community.”
The band is hoping to hear shortly on whether they have broken a world record.