Surprise for band at show

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Musicians had a surprise visitor when they performed a sell-out concert.

A member of the brass band from Sheffield’s German town Bochum turned up unannounced when the S13 Brass Ensemble played to 190 people at Eckington Village Centre.

Norman Cawkwell, the S13 band’s musical director and founder, said: “It was surprise when we found out Thomas Ebke, from the Blaser Kreist Höntrop band in Bochum, had come to see us. We made him our guest of honour.”

Mr Ebke is now staying with a member of the S13 band for the next few days before returning to Germany. He is due to return to Sheffield next year, this time bringing his band to perform.