19/05/17 - Bavarian Bierkeller
Fund-raising for our trip to the National Finals is now in full swing. Our next major event will be the Bavarian Bierkeller. The famous Oktoberfest arrives at the John Alker Hall in Flixton on 3rd June!
This is a great evening of entertainment for just £5. Tickets available in advance or on the door.
Photographs from our previous Bavarian evening in May 2015 are available here.
15/05/17 - Busy Bands
Both bands have been active. Last weekend the Community Band played in Eden Square in place of their regular Saturday morning rehearsal. A good deal of interest was shown by passers-by. There was some enthusiastic audience participation and some very generous donations were received. New members are always welcome! No previous playing experience is required as we run lessons through a beginners group alongside the Community Band rehearsals.
On the Sunday it was the main band's turn. They took part in the annual parade from the Church of the English Martyrs on Roseneath Road through Urmston town centre to Our Lady of the Rosary on Davyhulme Road. The weather was so good the jackets came off for the first time this year - the first official sign of summer!
This weekend the band was out again, this time to give a fund-raising concert at the Ring O' Bells in Marple. Excellent solo playing from soprano through to bass were the musical highlights of a varied programme.
Photographs from all three events will appear here.
24/04/17 - Nationals fund-raising
As North West Second Section champions, the band is invited to the national finals, held in
Cheltenham in September. This is a great honour and our first appearance at 'The Finals' since 2006.
The band is now launching a campaign to raise the £3000
needed to get there. As we have no sponsor we rely on fundraising and public
Plans include a Bavarian Night, a Race Night, and a special Fundraising Concert on
Saturday 15th July. Details of these and further events will be given nearer the time.
The band has set up a 'justgiving' page for people who would like to
support us directly:
The fund-raising concert will be on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm at St
Clement's Church, Urmston (M41 9JZ).
Tickets can be bought on the door (£7 adults, £6 concessions, £4
under 16) or from the band by emailing email@example.com.
24/04/17 - St George's Day sunshine
The band was honoured to once again join the celebrations in Lytham. We marched with the parade from the Lowther Gardens, along the sea front and back to the town centre. At this point we peeled off from the parade and gave a one-hour concert.
The weather was perfect for the event. A large and appreciative audience heard a wide variety of music including traditional marches and hymn tunes as well as modern arrangements. Photographs from the day will appear here.