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.
22/12/17 - Merry Christmas!
Last weekend we performed our annual carol concert at the Larkhill Centre in Timperley to a packed audience. As ever the audience was in good singing voice and the players always enjoy the appreciative atmosphere.
Our bands have now completed their rehearsals and supermarket carolling sessions for the year. There just remains a small-group performance in Wythenshawe tomorrow afternoon before the players of both Flixton Band and Flixton Community Band take their Christmas break.
This is, of course, a perfect opportunity for home practice with the new contest season fast approaching. In 2018 we are looking to defend our title as North West champions!
We wish all our friends and supporters a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
11/12/17 - Carolling Season
It's been a busy week or two for the Bands and there's more to come in the run-up to Christmas.
The two bands played our annual Christmas Concert at St Clement's Church in Urmston to begin the festive season. This was a great success with a bigger audience year on year. The programme ranged from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to The Empire Strikes Back, with original works, traditional favourites and even some poetry blended in.
Last weekend we were in carol concert mode to support the Davyhulme Golf Club annual celebrations. With most players having braved the lunchtime snow playing carols in Stretford or Urmston, our lips were relieved to call it a night after two encores. Still, always very nice to be appreciated!
Carolling continues on Thursday evenings and Saturday lunchtimes at the Tesco on Chester Road, Stretford and the Eden Square Sainsbury's in Urmston. If you see us please do stop to say hello. We take requests as well as donations!