13/11/17 - Remembrance
The band was honoured once again to take part in the annual Service of Remembrance at the Stretford Cenotaph.
We gathered early to beat the road closures and played hymn tunes before and during the service. The parade appears to grow each year and we were asked to move forwards to allow room for the increased numbers of scouts, cadets and other groups paying their respects. Pictures from yesterday morning can be seen in our Photogallery.
31/10/17 - Rochdale
The band travelled to Rochdale on Sunday to take part in the Festival of Brass. We performed 'Music of a Legacy' by Steven Ponsford. It was a confident performance of the piece we played at Cheltenham. We were placed 7th. Our congratulations go to Horwich RMI who won off the number 1 draw with a performance of the challenging 'Variations for Brass Band' by Vaughan Williams.
10/10/17 - Glossop
The band travelled to Glossop for a Sunday matinee concert. The hosts were very welcoming and didn't seem overly surprised that some of our members cut it fine on arrival time!
The band club was packed and it was a pleasure to play for such an appreciative audience including many old friends and former Flixtonites. Solos from cornet, flugel and soprano were strongly supported by features for percussion and euphonium. First performances of arrangements by our own Nick Garbett were also well-received.
With a raffle, auction and collection the band returned to Flixton with a contented treasurer too! We are delighted to have been invited back again next year.
20/09/17 - National Finals
The band enjoyed our weekend in Cheltenham. We held brief rehearsals on Friday evening and Saturday morning after drawing to play 17th of the 18 finalists.
When we eventually took to the stage the band played well and received positive comments from both adjudicators. We came 8th and were delighted that the North West bands fared so well. Our congratulations to the Champions, Boarshurst, and to Delph who placed fourth, completing a strong showing for the Region.
Photos from the weekend will appear here.