Upcoming Events

COME AND JOIN US AT THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS...

Covid-19

Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 Crisis much our schedule for 2020 has been postponed until next year!  We are disappointed not to be able to share our music with the community, but we totally understand that this is the safest option for everyone.

 

You can still find us on social media, our Facebook page, in particular, is updated regularly.

Check back here or check Facebook for any up and coming events once we're out of the current crisis. 

We wish all our supporters the very best, take care and we hope to see you all soon!

We've put together a virtual brass band performance of the popular march Barnard Castle for you to enjoy.

Lockdown Activities

LOCKED DOWN BUT NOT OUT!

For anyone who has played in a brass band before you will know how much of a family you become and the current crisis has been hard on all of us, obviously we've been unable to rehearse and our gigs have been cancelled but we also miss each other very much!

But!!  We've been keeping in touch and have been having weekly Zoom meetings on our usual rehearsal night.  We've had quizzes, bingo, Countdown and scavenger hunts!  Next week we're going to try "Through the Keyhole"!!

We've also dabbled with virtual rehearsing and have recorded and released our lockdown version of the popular march Barnard Castle.  With a little help from our ex principle euphonium player, Jake Thorpe, who has edited the recordings (to make sure we're all in time!) and produced the video that goes with it.  We've had great feedback, over 2,000 views on Facebook and we're now planning the next one!!

Posted by Sarah Skilton - May 2020

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The MD is How Old?

Celebrating BIG Birthdays!

This year saw our MD Chris Lewis-Garnham celebrating a BIG birthday!  Back on 10th March 2020 he only celebrated his 40th birthday!!!  Looks much younger ;D

Given how close it was to our National Area Contest we didn't managed to make it out to celebrate with a curry and a beer but we did manage to get some balloons and cake and we all scoffed some cake at the end of one of our rehearsals!  

Chris has been with the band for 10 years now - we're not sure how he's put up with us for so long!

Posted by Sarah Skilton March 2020

Butlin's Mineworkers

Sunny Skegness in January!

 

It's been a few years but in January we found ourselves in sunny Skegness - and it was sunny, no snow and no flood warnings or torrential rain!!

The set test piece for the 4th Section was A Bournemouth Suite by Benjamin Tubb-Hearne.  Disappointingly there were only six bands competing this year in our section, but we played our best and managed a credible 5th place.  

For the band Butlin's is more than a competition it's about the band getting together for the weekend, socialising and enjoying each others company!  Sadly our 2nd horn player had a nasty fall whilst packing to come home and broke and dislocated his ankle!  Speedy recovery Andrew!!

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Posted by Sarah Skilton - January 2020

 

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