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Migrating Students

Since the bands formation in 2013, we have been very fortunate to have strong links with students who have come to Liverpool for University studies. Unfortunately, as with these things, they eventually move away to work, move back home or continue further studies elsewhere.

We would like to thank Tom Butler, Rachael Armitage and Peter Seaton for their time, dedication and hard work with the band over the past few years. It has been a pleasure to watch you all grow as individuals and players.

We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors and please don’t be a stranger! You are always welcome.

Mike Jackson

Band Manager

Return to Band

On July 19th the band were delighted to return to Socially distanced rehearsals. With lots of preparation involved we were able to step back into the band room. Please check our Events page for more information about when you can see us in action!

Please also see our vacancies page if you’re interested in joining us.

COVID-19 June Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the bands inability to rehearse together the following events have been cancelled:

  • June 27th Farnworth School Summer Parade
  • July 9th Thursday Club BBQ
  • July 27th Vale Park
  • August 23rd Ormskirk Park

Our next scheduled event is Remembrance Sunday, 8th November

Fear not, the band are working on another video to share with you and we meet virtually every week and are all well!

Thanks,

Mike Jackson, Band Manager

Covid-19

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 band rehearsals have been cancelled for the immediate and foreseeable future to try and keep all of our members safe. This also has a knock on effect and following the advice of BBE (Brass Band England) and Public Health England, our Events have also been cancelled until at least the end of May. This includes the following:

Saturday 28th March: CD Recording

Saturday 25th April: All Ages Sing, Anglican Cathedral

Saturday 9th May: Movie Connections, Capstone Theatre

Friday 5th June: Whit Friday Marches, Tameside and Saddleworth

Sunday 7th June: Botanic Gardens, Southport

Our next scheduled event is at Farnworth Primary School Summer Fair, Saturday 27th June, however we will update you if there is any change.

The band would like to wish all our members, family, friends, and supporters the very best health in these uncertain times.

Mike Jackson,

Band Manager

A Night at the Oscars 2019

Last Saturday we had and Oscar-themed Autumn Band Social incorporating our inaugural annual awards ceremony.

Band Members, Friends and guests entered into the spirit of things and many “dressed to impress” but all had a great evening enjoying a few drinks, some wonderful food (courtesy of the wonderful Fund Raising Committee), a Quiz and of course our Prize Presentation.

Although there were many nominations for the various Awards, the main winners on the night were recognised for their amazing commitment and contribution to the Band in terms of performance, attitude, example and all the unseen effort that goes on behind the scenes.  So the 2019 Role of Honour is:

Bandsperson of the Year – Tony Jackson
Most Improved Player – Ruth Farrelly
Unsung Hero – Teresa Jackson
Musical Director’s Award – Mike Jackson
Allerton Brass Award to the Player of the Year – Doug Elkin

There were also some slightly less serious awards presented.  Again there were too many nominees to mention, but the awards went to: Best Singer (Hannah Elkin), Chris Dewhurst who scooped an amazing 3 awards – Most Likely to play his part an octave lower than written (and think the MD hasn’t noticed!), Most Inappropriate Comment and the funniest moment went to Lynsey.

Band Chairman, Tony Jackson