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Summer Review 2018

The band are enjoying a well earned break from a Sunny Summer period of music making.

After our Annual Themed Spring concert in the Capstone Theatre back in May, we added a performance at Light Night at the Metropolitan Cathedral to our list of prestigious Liverpool buildings that we have played at.

The week later we took part in the Whit Friday marches in Saddleworth.  The band had a busy June as well, as we took part in the filming of a new film, Perfectly Frank; played at Hale Carnival, Farnworth Primary School; performed at  Vale Park and Botanic Gardens in their band series, and even managed to fit in a recording!

Before we finished we performed for the Thursday Club on Ullett Road with our guest conductor Phil.

On Saturday 28th July, we had the pleasure of performing at another great Liverpool Landmark as we played for Clair and David’s wedding at the Liver Building!

We now have another day off before we start preparing for our next performances at St. George’s Hall on Thursday 23rd August at the “Best of British” Last Night of The Proms and our National Finals performance in Cheltenham on Sunday 16th September.

 

Mike Jackson

Band Manager

Cheltenham

So we are now home from Cheltenham after our first ever appearance in the National Finals. Unfortunately the result is not what we would have liked, but having listened to the recordings we can say we couldn’t have asked for anymore. We had an absolutely great weekend in Cheltenham and the whole proces of preparation, rehearsal and performance has been a fantastic journey for the Band, one which under the guidance of our inspiration MD Adam Taylor, we look forward to continuing onwards and upwards! Congratulations to our fellow NW Bands Brindle and Thornton Cleveleys

Finally a huge thanks to all our sponsors and supporters who have helped to make this all possible.

Thank you all for your good wishes.

Teresa Jackson

Wedding Performance

On 27th May the band were delighted to provide the music for the wedding of the Euphonium section Michael and Lynsey. We played in the ceremony, which included special music written and arranged for the day followed by a performance in the beautiful Liverpool Town Hall. We welcomed some very special friends to help us out as some of the band where somewhat busy!

We had lots of great feedback with many people commenting on how magical and atmospheric the band made the day, adding that extra touch.

We have just performed in the Whit Friday Marches (which fell in a good place this year, with the Happy couple jetting off on Monday!) and will have more information to follow once all the results have been published.

North West Area Championships

2017 455Yesterday, on Sunday 26th February 2017, the band took part in it’s first ever major Brass Band contest, the North West Area.  Off draw 13, the band went on to play a superb performance of St. Andrew’s Variations by Alan Fernie and we are very pleased to announce that we came 2nd out of 17 bands in the Fourth Section!

We were very happy with our performance, and this was backed up not only by the adjudicators comments, but those who listened on which also included great write ups from websites such as 4barsrest, all4Brass and the British Bandsman’s Magazine; as well as other bandsmen who were listening on the day.

We are now putting plans together to enter the National Finals in Cheltenham later in the year, whilst our next outing will be our Rock of Ages concert at the Capstone Theatre on 13th May.

Please see our Events section to find out more information on how to get tickets whilst you still can!

Mike Jackson,

Band Manager