Pilling Jubilee Silver Band

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19/09/2016 - Band News Sept 2016

On Saturday 10th September the band was in concert at Pilling Methodist Chapel, it was a lovely evening so plenty of people turned out to hear a varied programme of music including solos from Andy Hall, Danny Jones and Ethan Whittaker. The Horn Section gave an unusual arrangement for brass of the adagio from Winter, which forms part of Vivaldi's Four Seasons suite. One piece which impressed several people I have spoken to was the very moving Hymn to the Fallen, which is taken from the sound track of the film Saving Private Ryan. The band was welcomed by Graham Curwen who spoke warmly of the part that the band plays in the local community.

A few months ago you may remember reading about one of our players, Mike Hallett, who was taken seriously ill and spent some time in the Intensive Care Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. His son-in-law, Ben Duke, who also plays in the band, took part in The Great North Run on Sunday 11th September to raise funds for the Critical Care Unit as a “Thank-You" on behalf of the family. He decided against using Mo Farrah as a pace maker as this was his first attempt at a half-marathon and didn’t want to end up needing medical attention himself! He completed the race in 2hrs 41mins and at the time of writing he has collected nearly £1000 for the Critical Care Unit and still has more to collect. He wants to thank everybody who sponsored him.

Our next appearance will be at St John's Church, Pilling on the occasion of their Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October, meanwhile we are still rehearsing for the coming contest in Rochdale on 23rd October.

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