Pilling Jubilee Silver Band

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22/10/2015 - Band News October 2015

The main event on which to report this month was the "Variety Bandbox" concert which was held on 9th October in Preesall. Organiser Jim Redman ensured that the venue was full to capacity and the band performed a varied programme, the second half featuring music from the film "Brassed Off". The proceeds were shared with the Macmillan Cancer Support charity who received a cheque for £500.
A loyal band supporter, Norman Boyes, has reached the great age of ninety years and his family have asked that the following tribute be included in our newsletter.

"I would like to thank the Band for a wonderful evening on 9th October which marked the start of my ninetieth birthday celebrations.  The music was to the usual high standard and it was lovely to see so many people at the event. 
I should like to offer my special thanks for the marvellous birthday cake that was presented to me as well as to Jim and Lilian Redman and the Busy Bees who had worked very hard to ensure the evening was a success".

The Afternoon Tea with the Welsh Soprano Marilyn Lloyd held at the Parish Hall Preesall on Saturday 17th October was well supported and £560.00 was raised towards the Band Development Fund. With Andrew Hall Cornet, Gary Magowan Flute, Munro Ashton Tenor Horn/Percussion and Catherine Rae on piano, the audience were treated to an unforgettable afternoon of brass & voices
There was an in house collection for Blue Sky Appeal for Susan Harding who died recently from Leukemia which raised almost £350.00 supported by Say Cheese Ltd and with cakes supplied by Heather Hall from the Cottage Loaf this was an event to remember

As previously reported, the next outing for the band is the Rochdale Contest on 25th October, which will have happened by the time you read this, so more about that next month.
Our next concert is on Saturday 7th November at the Methodist Chapel, Pilling starting at 7:00pm, after which we shall be attending the annual Remembrance Sunday parades in Garstang and Preesall on the 8th November.

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