Thanks to the good auspices of Lisa Welch and the Horbury Productions team, the Band played at Horbury Academy on Saturday a varied programme of movie themes including Hymn to the Fallen and a sparkling Diamonds! Their encore, which the audience cheered for, was Happy, which featured in Despicable Me II.
More like this please!
The band, as always, are searching for youngsters to join and learn to play a brass instrument. Tom Greatorex, the youth musical director, is desperate for youngsters to come along and be taught to play an instrument.
Instruments are provided along with music and tuition for the astoundingly cheap fee of £4 per week.
The future of the band, which celebrates its 150 years anniversary in 2016, rests with the young so come along and help start another 150 years.
On Wednesday 14th October Acoustic Applications from Horbury Junction will be installing our new sound absorbing panels....
Will rehearsals be quieter after this?
The Band were placed second in the 3rd Section Yorkshire Regional Finals in March giving us the privilege of representing Yorkshire (along with 1st placed Skelmanthorpe) in the National Finals at Cheltenham on the 19th September. We were placed 5th out of 18 Bands - the Band played flawlessly, but not quite the way the adjudicators wanted it!
Such is contesting!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
On behalf of Musical Directors Tom Greatorex and Duncan Beckley and all members of the band, may we wish everyone a Happy and Healthy new year and look forward to a busy and eventful year.
The Regional Championships in March are the next all important event on the calender but keep an eye on the Events Schedule for other events throughout the year.