Welcome to the new online home of Lions Youth Brass. This is the place to find all our news, concerts and events, lots of pictures and the occasional video of the bands.
If you’re looking for older content, the old site is still at www.lionsyouthbrass.co.uk for the time being. We’ll put any important stuff onto the new site before the old one is retired.
After at 5:30 start this morning, it’s fair to say, we were all extremely tired. Three hours later, we arrived at our accommodation, some with more energy than others. We made our way to Hull Pride, where we were greeted by a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.
We played for several hours, which was well appreciated by the audience. This included some Tour classics, solos ad the world premier of the piece by Iain McKnight – Which still has no name!
We then watched the parade and waved our Pride flags high! A surprise was in store for Emily, one of the band’s flugel players as it was her 17th birthday – her family, including Grandma, made the trip to Hull to watch the band play.
After this eventful day, we returned to our accommodation where we enjoyed our tea. We then played a few games of bingo which brought out the competitive streak in some. Our winners were; Daya, Katie, George, Eliza and Ryan.
We finished the day with Birthday cake and a final rendition of Happy Birthday for Emily.
Daya, Emily & Abbie
Tour 2018: Day One
As part of the band’s fundraising efforts for Switzerland, a large number of photos from recent concerts are available for sale. Photos are priced at £1 for a high resolution digital download and the band will get 66p from each photo purchased.
3 July 2018 All 3 bands Remembering Nell / Awards Concert – https://goo.gl/amc6BA
7 July 2018 Junior Band Whiston Contest – https://goo.gl/9xyu9n
8 July 2018 All 3 bands Congleton Park – https://goo.gl/1qsYKc
8 July 2018 All 3 bands Macclesfield Lions – https://goo.gl/2Hww9e
Eyes down for a line and get those dabbers ready as Lions Youth Brass Band holds a fundraising bingo night to help raise money towards the European Youth Brass Band Championships next year.
A fantastic second place finish in April’s National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain meant the young players secured their place in Europe’s top competition next year.
But in order to compete in the contest the organisation is having to raise around £20,000 to travel to Montreux in Switzerland with just under 40 young players ranging from 14 to 19.
It is an amazing opportunity for the Sandbach-based band but means a lot of fundraising will have to take place between now and next May.
The fundraising campaign begins with a bingo night at Haslington Cricket Club on Friday, July 13 – where the successful race night was held earlier in the year.
So come down, bring your friends, and help the band get to Switzerland so they can make the most of this amazing opportunity. Remember to click attending on the Facebook event.
Where: Haslington Cricket Club, Clay Lane, CW1 5SE – parking on site
When: Friday, July 13, starting 7.30pm.