24/05/18 - Marple & Saddleworth
Sunday saw the band performing under the baton of guest conductor Neil Samuel. The audience at the Ring O' Bells in Marple were treated to a varied programme including timeless classics and new arrangements. Our soloists performed outstandingly and received resounding applause. Our thanks to Neil and to the players who stood in to fill gaps on the day.
Tomorrow sees the annual brass band gathering for Whit Friday. As usual, the band will meet at midday in Flixton and take a coach to Saddleworth to take part in as many march contests as we can throughout the afternoon and evening. If you're hoping to hear us, we plan to start in Diggle and end in Delph. All plans are subject to the length of the queue of bands waiting to perform at each venue!
01/05/18 - St. George's sun
The band enjoyed the annual parade and concert at Lytham this weekend. The weather set fair and the crowds were out.
We marched from the Lowther Gardens, along the sea front and back into the town centre, where we left the procession to deliver a one-hour, open-air concert. A few photographs of the day are available here.
The band is particularly grateful to Phil Boardman, MD of Greenalls Brass Band, who conducted us for the day.
26/04/18 - Welcome Andrew
The band is delighted to welcome Andrew Stevens to the bass section. 'Doctor Andrew' joins us on Eb, with Dave Hardman moving back to the front row cornet seat to make room and fill our vacancy there.
The auditions for the vacant MD position continue next week and we hope to announce an appointment very soon.