19/06/17 - Race night
Next up on our fund-raising calendar for the Nationals we have our race night. No music but plenty of fun and games will be on offer as participants compete to bring their horses home first. No real horses will be taking part! Tickets available on the door. See here for details.
18/06/17 - Successes all round!
The main band won the second section prize at Uppermill on Whit Friday. Other successes included beating Black Dyke at Dobcross before heading out to Denton for a late stop on the way home.
Players were up again at the crack of dawn (well, 7am coach) for the 50th anniversary celebrations of The Beatle's Sgt Pepper's album in Liverpool city centre. The weather wasn't so kind but the event was an overall success.
Completing the weekend, the band returned to Boarshurst Band Club in Saddleworth to give a Sunday evening concert that was well received with excellent solo performances from Tim Brocklehurst, Katie Tyson Phillips, Vicky Finlay and Dave Hardman.
Not to be outdone, our Community Band was out this Saturday performing for the Veteran's breakfast at the John Alker Ex-Servicemen's club. This was part of the marking of the anniversary of the death of Jo Cox, and our local MP Kate Green was in attendance.
09/06/17 - Fund-raising update
Photographs from our ever-popular Baviarian Bierkeller will appear here. The event raised over £700 towards our fund-raising to represent the North West as Second Section champions at this autumn's National Championships.
This weekend we will be out every day. We'd love to see additional supporters at any or all of these events.
Today is Whit Friday and we will spend the afternoon and evening touring the villages of Saddleworth and Tameside to participate in the annual march contests.
Tomorrow morning we will be back marching, this time between the cathedrals of Liverpool as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper.
Sunday evening we round off with a traditional concert at the Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield.
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.