21/07/17 - Summer Success!
Our concert on Saturday was a great success, both musically and financially. The band was delighted to perform to our largest audience ever at this venue. The audience included our president and Mayor of Traffor, Jonathan Coupe, who kindly said a few words at the end.
The record audience and raffle meant that, despite the low ticket prices, the band raised over £1000 towards the cost of travelling to Cheltenham to represent the North West at the National Finals in September. Photographs from the evening can be found here.
We now have just our bandstand performance in Ormskirk on 30th July before taking a well-earned summer break. An ideal opportunity for us all to concentrate on home practice! You may also see us out in small groups over the summer. If you do, please enjoy the music and contribute towards our fund-raising efforts.
13/07/17 - Summer Ball and Gala Concert
Photographs from our Summer Ball and awards evening can be found here. The celebrations were extra-special this year given our victory at the Areas, and the usual mix of serious and not-so-serious awards were received on the night. We were delighted that the Mayor of Trafford, our own President Jonathan Coupe, was able to join in the celebrations.
Earlier that day we'd been out in Eden Square giving a free concert and advertising our gala concert this Saturday evening at St Clements Church in Urmston. Tickets are still available on the door so don't miss out!
30/06/17 - Another busy weekend
Both bands were active again last weekend.
On Saturday our Community Band entertained at an event in Northenden to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Fine weather was matched by a fine performance as the band performed a full concert programme in two sessions.
On Sunday a small group from the main band performed at the Summer Fair for Walton Park in Sale. Only the lack of an ice cream van on the day could dampen spirits!
We now turn our attention to our Gala Concert on Saturday 15th July. We'd love to see a large audience there for our final local performance before the National Championship Finals in September. We'll be out in Eden Square the weekend before to raise awareness of this event. Please do come along to listen!
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.