News Archive 2013

Christmas 2013

The band had a busy time as usual over the Christmas period kicking off in November(!) with the switch-on of the Lytham lights. On top of the usual carolling we had concerts all over the Fylde Coast & beyond. One of the highlights as usual was a packed house at Broughton Club near Preston where we played to the usual enthusiastic crowd and it was lovely to see some of our retired (?) players in the audience. It was especially nice to present Ann Rogerson with flowers to show our appreciation for years of help organising the event as she now retires as secretary and hands the reigns over to someone else. It was also her birthday......21 again!

We also organised our own Concert this year at the Salvation Army Citadel in Blackpool with the help of Blackpool Music Services Youth Concert Band. The event was a very successful collaberation between our two bands and raised £262.00 in aid of The Bridge Project. The concert was fantastic and we are very hopeful that the event will become a regular fixture on the bands calender. Thanks to Andy White & the players at BMS.

Thanks to Taz & all the players of Blackpool Brass and those from other bands who helped us out this Christmas, it was a particularly busy year. photos

29/9/13 - Fleetwood Contest

A reasonable performance of "Dark Side of the Moon" gives the band a 3rd place behind Old Hall Brass & Darwen Brass. Full results. Adjudicator Paul Andrews remarked that the performance was too up and down to place any higher, but the band members enjoyed an afternoon in the local watering holes anyway. Well done to all the new players young and not so much who made a great start to their time with the band! Congratulations to all the contests prize-winners. More pics.


Congratulations to Sam & Ben on the birth of their daughter Mia. Mum & baby doing great and we wish the family well and hope to see them all soon! more pics


Congratulations to Shaunie-Leigh Edge on auditioning and gaining a place in the National Youth Brass Band of GB on BBb Bass. Good job!!!

28/7/13 - Happy Mount Park

It turned out a spectacularly nice Sunday afternoon at the park in Morecambe. The band played in searing heat to a large crowd who thoroughly appreciated our performance. A few of our players on holiday for this one so many thanks to our friends from Morecambe & Pilling bands who plugged a few gaps for us.

24/7/13 - And the new players keep coming!


Welcome to Daniel Walker who joins us on 2nd Trombone.

14/7/13 - Lea & Cottam Fun Day

A great concert by the band at UCLAN in Preston in the glorious sunshine this weekend. The band performed for an hour at the Westleigh Centre for a packed audience at what is to become an annual event following it's success last year during the Preston Guild celebrations. gallery

18/6/13 - New Player

We are delighted to welcome Shaunie-Leigh Edge on BBb bass. Shaunie first played with the band at the Whit Friday contests and had so much fun she's decided to stick around!

24/5/13 - Whit Marches

7 venues played on a dry but rather cold & windy night in Tameside. Many thanks to our deps on the night, without who we could not have played. Massive thanks to Simon, our driver from G-Line Coaches....great job!

Results & photos will be updated as we get them:

Audenshaw - Unplaced

Denton - 2nd in 3rd Section

Droylsden - 2nd in 3rd Section

Dukinfield - Unplaced

Heyrod - Unplaced

Hurst Cross - 1st in 3rd Section

Stalybridge - Unplaced - Daniel Thomas Best Euphonium



Start 'em young: Joshua Ahmed attends his first band rehearsal at the age of three weeks to see how preparations for Buxton contest are progressing. Joshua is the one on the left by the way. Difficult to tell the little ones apart!!



Meet Joshua Luke Ahmed. Congratulations to Taz & Vicki on the birth of their son...good luck!!


Congratulations to Perry & Nichola on the birth of their boy, Harry Mark William O'Brien

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