An 140-year-old Trafford musical group, known locally as the Flixton Volunteers Band, is set to host a concert in respect of Remembrance Day.

Scheduled for Sunday, November 12, the band will be keeping up their 10-year tradition and hosting a Remembrance Sunday tribute.

The event, which has taken place at the John Alker's Club since starting – located on Flixton Road, is free to enter, and will begin at 1pm. 

Elected Flixton Band Manager of three years, Will Haw states on behalf of the whole group, that they are passionate about “supporting in any way we can to provide a moment for people to listen to music and remember loved ones that have served and given so much to us”.

They are currently graded first section by the National Brass Band Association of Great Britain, the highest of any Trafford band.

The John Alker’s Club is an ex-service men’s club that Flixton band has “a long history” with, so the club allows them to use their space for free.

In return, the band do performances free of charge, for events such as Remembrance Sunday and Christmas.

The bar will be open and food will be provided to those attending, with the hour-long event taking place in the club’s function room. Ex–servicemen/women will all be thanked for their service with a drinks token.

Flixton Band registered as a charity in 2012 and used many of its funds raised to teach others how to play an instrument, and ultimately to keep the band running.

They currently do not have a sponsor, but potential sponsors are welcome to message the band via it's Facebook page by searching Flixton Band.