Aldbourne Band conductor David Johnson made sure of the continued support of at least one of his musicians when he married band member Dr Sarah Lewis on Sunday.

Mr Johnson, known as Grandad to his colleagues, and Dr Lewis were married at Oxford Town Hall on Sunday where the band serenaded the couple with the tune Procession to the Minster as Dr Lewis arrived in a strapless white satin dress.

There was not a dry eye in the house as the couple took their vows before going on to the reception at Fallowfields Country House in Oxfordshire.

The band will be joining the Aldbourne carnival procession on Saturday evening and they play their final ‘pond’ concert of the year on Sunday at 6pm.