On the 8th July Aylesbury Concert Band played on the bandstand in Hampden Square, Aylesbury, for the Fairford Leys Summer Fayre. Before the covid pandemic this was an annual event for the band, but this was the first time the band had performed there since 2019. It was a warm but cloudy day, with rain showers threatened, but fortunately it stayed dry while the band was playing.
The band was conducted by Brendan Gudgeon, and played much the same programme as Stone Fête in May, including Sousa Scramble and West Side Story. Having a band at these occasions is a long-standing tradition, and adds so much to the cheerful atmosphere enjoyed by the crowd.