A Help for Heroes Concert ‘Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon’ presented by The Heroes Band takes place at Emmanuel Church, Billericay (Laindon Road, CM12 9LD) on Sunday 20 March 2022 at 3.00 pm led by the The Director of Music, David A. Vaninetti-Smart FLCM.
The musical programme is suitable for all ages and promises to transport the audience to sunnier climes – virtually!
This is a FREE concert with a retiring collection to support H4H fundraising activities. There is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day!
The creation of the Heroes Band was the idea of David Vaninetti-Smart, its conductor. In October 2013 David had just completed 10 years as the Director of Music of Farnborough Concert Band of The Royal British Legion, leading it from a small band in to a large nationally well respected concert band, raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal through concerts etc. It was obvious to him that bands are a useful PR tool to the Royal British Legion by raising much needed funds through musical performances. David thought that it would be a good idea to create a concert band to support the Help for Heroes charity.
In the Autumn of 2013 David approached the Charity with his suggestion and the rest as they say, ‘is history’.
Bryn Parry OBE, CEO and Co-founder of Help for Heroes says, “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and we are delighted to have the support of David Vaninetti-Smart and his band. The Road to Recovery is a very long and hard path, these are young men and women today but they will grow old. We at H4H want to ensure that they have the support they need for life, they deserve the best and we are doing our best to get it.”
The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.