30/01/18 - Open Doors
As part of the preparations to defend our North West title, the band will be throwing open the doors on Thursday 22nd February, just days before the annual regional championships in Blackpool. Our bandroom would be a bit tight with more than one or two listeners, so we will be rehearsing across the road in the John Alker Hall.
Attendance is free and the bar will be open for drinks and refreshments.
This is a great opportunity for the band to play the piece in public so please do come along to support. It is also an opportunity to hear the conductor putting us through our paces and working on building the piece.
For those inspired to give it a go themselves, our Community Band and beginners' group will take over the same venue on Saturday 3rd March in place of their regular rehearsal at 10am. This is an opportunity to try the different instruments if you've never played before, or to revive an interest if you haven't played for some time. It's a friendly, supportive environment catering for all ages and any ability. We can guarantee that you'll be made welcome.
Don't forget you can also join the Friends of Flixton Band!
03/01/18 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The bands return to rehearsals this week after an extended period of home practice. The Flixton Band will be working on contest pieces, seeking to defend their title of North West Second Section Champions and qualify for a return to the National Finals in September.
The Flixton Community Band will be developing a new concert programme and are looking forward to making further great strides. New players, whether complete beginners or those seeking to return to banding after a break, are always welcome. Details are available on the shiny new Community Band website and Facebook page:
Both bands will be supported by the generous donations from local people throughout December. Without these we would not be able to function. Many thanks and a Happy New Year.