Tour Day Five

In the early afternoon we played at Llandudno bandstand which featured some of the most enthusiastic dancing we have ever seen! We were then treated to a lovely Chippy Tea from Chish and Fips – no seagulls this time! In the evening we performed at the Gloddaeth Church in Llandudno where we were met with a supportive crowd for our last concert in Wales By Kai Check out some more fantastic pictures from the day: Follow Lions Youth Brass The band is currently on tour in North Wales and all of the latest information can be found on social media – including pictures, live videos, and more. There will be more »

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Tour Day 4

We woke to the sound of a very loud, ear-piercing alarm. It seemed to be coming from Andrew’s Phone 🤔, at 7:00! It was not amicable; it was way too early for anyone. After our exhilarating morning, we travelled to Bangor Cathedral. Here, we performed a chilling lunch time concert. Next, we ate lunch sat on the Cathedral grounds. Unfortunately for some, we didn’t realise that a colony of seagulls were circling us for dead meat. The seagulls seemed omniscient, understanding all our weak points. It made, for the very least, a very interesting and somewhat entertaining lunch. Following this, we went off to the beach. After facing the dangers more »

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Tour Day 3

We woke up in time for breakfast at 9 and had a nice relaxed morning. Today was the first of two days of assessments, so we enjoyed chilling, playing games and having a chat. After the assessments were done for the day, we had lunch and Jane announced that we were going to the beach for a couple hours. When we reached the beach, we set up for a traditional game of rounders, that lasted about an hour, with many people falling while trying to run in the sand. Kai ended up getting wet quite a few times when trying to catch people out. After rounders we all went down more »

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Tour Day Two

After an early wake-up, despite not having a concert all day, the day one member of the band had waited for for her whole life had arrived; her 18th birthday.Emily on flugel celebrates her birthday on tour every year, and what better way to start her day than with a cold shower and one of Derek’s special walks! With the whole band in tow, some of which were still in their pyjamas, he took us down to the church in the village where we have a concert later in the week. As with Derek though, it was not quite the simple 7 minute walk (according to google maps) that it more »

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Tour Day One

So far, tour has gone really well. We played two concerts yesterday; one at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the afternoon, where the band played really well – debuting many new pieces and solos that have not been played by the band in a while, including Caruso – a flugel and cornet duet played by Emily and Emma and Live and Let Die – a soprano cornet solo played by Jake. Of course, tour wouldn’t be tour without some classic LYB pieces, such as Sweet Gingerbread Man or Offenbach’s Can Can, so they featured as well. Our second concert of the day was in Llandudno Town Hall. At this more »

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A weekend packed with music!

The weekend started on Saturday 6th July at 10:45 as the Junior band set off with coach driver, Jose, to compete in Brasstonbury! We had a great journey and arrived at 1pm ready to rehearse before the big performance! Everyone gave a brilliant performance and were a credit to the organisation. The hard work paid off as they were awarded 2nd place! After their brilliant performance there was just enough time to award our youngsters with an ice-cream before hopping on the coach back to Sandbach…the sun was shining after all. Our weekend of music didn’t end there as on Sunday all three bands were invited to Congleton Park to more »

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It’s all change for our Beginners

We would like to congratulate our Beginners Band Musical Director, Megan Bousfield, on securing a place to further her music studies, at the Royal Scottish Academy Music.This will mean that at the end of the summer term she will have to stand down from her role from our organisation.A full resume of Megan’s time with the band will appear following her final concert with the band at Macclesfield on 13th July. We are delighted to announce that Jamie Sharp has been appointed as the Musical Director of our Beginners Band.Jamie, who was a music student at Sandbach School and graduated from the Royal Northern College Of Music, is now the Head more »

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#CountdownToSwitzerland

We’re off to Switzerland! 1 day to go! 2 days to go! 3 days to go! 4 days to go! 5 days to go! 6 days to go! 7 days to go! 8 days to go! 9 days to go! 10 days to go! 11 days to go! 12 days to go! 13 days to go! 14 days to go! 15 days to go! 16 days to go! 17 days to go! 18 days to go! 19 days to go! 20 days to go! 21 days to go! 22 days to go! 23 days to go! 24 days to go! 25 days to go! 26 days to go! 27 days more »

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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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