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13/06/2015 - Band News June 2015

Those who have been following the fortunes of the band will be aware of the massive fund raising effort, organised by Jim Redman, which will enable us to convert the cart track leading to our bandroom into a properly surfaced and drained road. Whilst we owe a great debt to Jim and his helpers, this has presented the band with quite a challenge in preparing and presenting a number of events featuring a widely varied programme of music, culminating on 4th May with a concert to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the present band. Whilst all of these events have been well supported, the last one was outstanding, featuring two concerts in one day.
At the same time as all this has been going on, the band has carried on with it's usual engagements including Galas at Scorton, Garstang and Catterall plus a “Songs of Praise” at Cockerham church and a “Last Night of the Proms” concert at Goosnargh church where a magnificent buffet was provided. Unfortunately, the band was unable to field enough players to take part in the annual Whit Friday march competitions which are held around Tameside and Saddleworth.
As I write, the band is preparing for the Kirkby Lonsdale entertainment contest which takes place on 21st June and a report on this will appear next month.
Finally, we are pleased to welcome young Cameron Munro to the band. Some of you may have seen him on percussion at the anniversary concert, he also plays Tenor Horn and it is good to see a keen young player join in with us.


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