29/03/18 - Welcome Heather
The band is delighted to welcome Heather Lindley-Clapp to the cornet section. Heather joins us on 3rd cornet to complete a strong back-row line-up.
Meanwhile we head into the Easter break in the middle of auditions for our vacant MD post. The band is delighted to have received a very strong field of candidates in response to our recent advert. We are hopeful of being able to make an announcement in the near future.
09/03/18 - Farewell Ian
After an inspiring year as Musical Director, Ian Brownbill has taken his leave of the band.
Ian stepped in at short notice last year and led the band to win the North West Second Section. Having obtained a creditable 8th place at the National Finals in September, Ian once again led us to qualification last month.
Ian's musicianship and motivation were greatly appreciated by all the band. He leaves Flixton on a high, having led us to promotion to the First Section.
The band would like to say a big thank you to Ian for all his hard work and inspiration. We wish him every success for the future.
We will be inviting applications shortly for the position of MD.
01/03/18 - Promotion
The band competed at Blackpool last weekend. We were placed third and have qualified once again to represent the North West at the National Finals in September. Our congratulations to Middleton (winners) and Bollington (runners-up) who will join us this year in Cheltenham. We look forward to a North West 1-2-3 at the Finals, though hopefully in reverse order!
Two consecutive qualifications has left us leading the 'league table' for the North West Second Section, with promotion to the First Section to take effect from January 2019. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our Musical Director, Ian Brownbill. Ian stepped in at late notice before last year's contest and has overseen a dramatic improvement in the band's playing and contesting. All the hard work by individuals has been crafted into musical performances under Ian's direction.
Don't forget that this weekend you can come along to our Community Band and Beginners' Group rehearsals: Saturday morning at the John Alker Hall. If you fancy having a go, or would like a gentle re-introduction having not played for a while, this is the perfect opportunity. All ages and abilities are welcome!