Tour 2017: Day Seven

We were up early for breakfast this morning as we had to pack up all our stuff and clean the accomodation. With the help of everyone in the band, Ty Clwyd was looking spotless in no time! We set off for our perfromance in Oswestry at around 10am. Following a lovely buffet lunch, the band performed to a small audience, lets be honest, it’s all about the quality and not the quantity. At the end of a tiring week, the band did well to maintain their focus and produced yet another solid perfromance. Their were a number of excellent solo contributions by Isabel, Rhys, Suzanna and Callum. After the concert, more »

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Tour 2017: Day Six

  This morning, without Brian’s pot bashing (thank goodness) the band got up at 7am to be showered and ready to leave by 9am! We arrived at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the pouring rain, with some time to look around before playing. In our lunch break, the rain flooded the gazeebo and Emily and Anne had to sit on quite wet chairs. We finished with an ice-cream, the favourite this time being Chocolate Brownie which was amazing! Back to the accommodation and the band enjoyed a choice of curry or sweet and sour chicken both of which were delicious. After tea we went to our concert at Gloddaeth Church, where Niamh managed more »

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Tour 2017: Day Five

This morning, the band was rudely awakened by the morning chorus – no, it’s not the sound of the birds; more the din of the pan lids Brian hit to great effect. The bands destination today, was the picturesque setting of Llandudno, and the band was treated to the luxury of two hours free time! The band split into groups and enjoyed this time in many ways including hillside tobogganing, retail therapy and skimming stones on the beach. The band performed on the bandstand on the promenade, to a very supportive and enthusiastic crowd including, ex-band members, friends and even their music teacher! The band was treated to a BBQ extravaganza more »

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Tour 2017: Day Four

Today, we all enjoyed our much deserved lie in, without being woken! We stumbled upon a shed full of surprises including Connect Four, hoola hoops and multiple balls and Frisbees for us to play with. Everyone got stuck in with games in the sun! More memes were blasted on the way to Caernarfon Castle (which was abs stunning). During our break of half an hour we explored the castle, walked into secret glass doors and found dead ends – of which there were many. After our concert in the sunshine, we had the choice of many different flavours of fabulous ice-cream! The fave being New York Cheesecake flavour! We arrived home for our tasty gammon more »

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Tour 2017: Day Three

After a late night, it was an early start at precisely 6am. Most of us had a quick shower and were treated to a cooked breakfast! We then got changed and loaded the bus with enough food to last us the whole day, and made our way to Bangor Cathedral. After playing the hymns, the church kindly provided us with drinks and cake. We then hopped back on the bus and set off for Rhyl and some free time. Some took a walk along the beach (it’s okay Jane, we weren’t on the sand) whilst others decided McDonalds was a better idea. We were then treated to ice-cream (whilst trying not more »

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Tour 2017: Day Two

After a very early start, we killed some time with a wander into the village for some much needed ice-cream. Before we set off for the garden centre we had a quick break to finish off Emily’s birthday cake. Upon our arrival at Fron Goch we quickly unloaded the van and got everything set up and in place for the concert. Not letting the temperamental Welsh weather get in our way, we entertained the customers who thoroughly enjoyed our performance. Thankfully, the weather picked up in time for us to pack away and get back on the coach to head back to base for our spaghetti Bolognese. With around one hour more »

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Tour 2017: Day One

  On Friday, we set off at 8am from Sandbach Common. This was the start of tour 2017! The coach was filled with excitement as we started our trip to North Wales. When we arrived, some of the boys decided to play football. However, this didn’t turn out to be the best idea ever! Yes, just an hour after we arrived Jakob fell over and broke his wrist. Despite this the boys decided to carry on playing anyway. After the eventful game of football, Nigel called us through for a rehearsal in the main room. At the end of the rehearsal Emily, our Flugel Horn player, was surprised with not one, more »

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New LBB appointments

Lions Beginner Band are delighted to announce the appointment of three Youth Band members to the position of Mentors within the Beginners.  These new roles will see Hannah Taylor (cornet), Abbie Webb (horn) and Daya Gill (euphonium) (all former LBB members) perform with the Beginners in all their concert engagements throughout the year.  We are looking forward to seeing them work with the band and are sure that their enthusiasm, drive and ability will play a key role in helping to boost the confidence of our youngest members when they are on stage.

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What’s on in Wales

Creoso (that’s welcome in Welsh), Lions Youth Band will embark on a tour of north Wales next week (21st – 27th July) and full details of the concert schedule has been released. The details are: Friday, 21st July Llandudno Town Hall Concert starts: 8pm Saturday, 22nd July Fron Goch Garden Centre Afternoon Saturday, 22nd July Trelawyn Memorial Hall Concert Starts: 7.30pm Sunday, 23rd July Bangor Cathedral Start: 11am Sunday, 23rd July Mold Church Hall, CH7 1LH Start: 5pm Monday, 24th July Caernarfon Castle Start: Afternoon Tuesday, 25th July Llandudno bandstand Start: Afternoon Wednesday, 26th July Bodnant Welsh Food Centre Start: Late morning Wednesday, 26th July Gloddeath Church Llandudno Start: 7.30pm more »

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Macclesfield & Chester Lions

  The audience was blown away on Saturday (15th July) as all three bands played at the 27th annual Macclesfield and District Lions Club musical concert. As well as some fine performances for the bands a number of the young players picked up awards, including an eight-year award for a 13-year-old! The evening started with a dance as Chris and the Beginner Band started with the toe-tapping Tango Time before featuring the young trombone section in Slippin’ ‘N’ Slidin’. The next to feature was the horn section in Country Rock before the Beginners completed their set with Highland Cathedral. The audience wanted more and were duly rewarded with The Mickey Mouse Club March, which was more »

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