May we wish all our friends and supporters a very Happy New Year.
The first task for the band in 2020 is the “Brass in the Wire” contest in Warrington on the 26th January. We will also be competing at the Yorkshire Regional Championships at Huddersfield Town Hall on the 7th March.
The concert season starts on afternoon of Sunday the 26th April when the band is appearing at St Andrew’s Methodist church in Mirfield. This is closely followed by a VE day celebration concert at St Stephen’s church in Lindley on the 2nd May.
At the end of 2019 the band was pleased to welcome Gareth Owen flugel. Gareth is well respected locally for his work on cornet with top bands like Grimethorpe, however following a break he has now returned to banding on the flugel seat.
Also, at the end of last year RNCM student Dan Chan joined the band on Solo Euphonium. Dan is from Hong Kong where much of his playing experience was within wind and concert bands. Following his graduation from the Hong Kong Baptist University Dan chose to come to the UK to study euphonium under Steven Mead and David Thornton. He is looking forward to expanding his brass band experience at Lindley