#CountdownToSwitzerland

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Lions Youth Brass receive funding from Bathgate Silica Sand

Bathgate Silica Sand helps Lions Youth Brass go for gold at the 2019 European Brass Band Championships Bathgate Silica Sand are thrilled to support Lions Youth Brass as they prepare to compete in the 2019 EuroBrass Championships in Montreux, Switzerland. For over 25 years, Lions Youth Brass, a registered charity, has enabled hundreds of children aged five to 18 years to play and perform brass or percussion instruments in beginners, junior or youth bands. Currently there are around 120 members, all from different backgrounds, and all are provided with musical instruments, tuition and support. They practice every Tuesday evening at Sandbach School. The children perform and compete at the highest more »

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The Road to Montreux

The youth band has been working hard on its programme for the upcoming European Youth Brass Bands Championship, which is now only 77 days away! As well as our regular rehearsals, most weekends have included additional practise time, ensuring we bring “Sanctuary” up to contest standard at the same time as our Nationals programme and concert repertoire. Foden’s Band In January, members of Foden’s Band led sectional workshops. It’s great to have such a high profile band as neighbours and we’re grateful to the players for their time.   The Band of the King’s Division Today we welcomed Major Stuart Halliday and players from The Band of the King’s Division more »

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