Bells are jing, jing, jingling

  Bells are jing, jing, jingling as busking begins! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Lions Youth Band as a dedicated team were up on Sunday morning for the first busking session of the year. Bright and chipper for 9.30am they were station at Tesco Extra, in Crewe, bringing a bit of festive cheer to the shoppers. It was the first of five, yes FIVE, busking sessions the band will be doing and helped raise £358 to get the bank to Montreux, in Switzerland, for next year’s EuroBrass19 competition. It came after, four Youth Band players, Emma and Katy Stone, Amy Hext, and Leanne Smith, raised £121  towards more »

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Biking to Switzerland

Members from Lions Youth Brass will be swapping the stage for the saddle as they prepare to cycle the distance between Sandbach and Montreux on static bikes. The Lions Youth Brass team will be cycling around 790 miles, the distance from their Sandbach base to Montreux, in Switzerland, where the band will be competing at the European Youth Brass Band Championships. The Lions qualified to represent the UK at the prestigious competition after scooping second place at the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain earlier this year. It’s a fantastic achievement for the young band and has resulted in a major fundraising campaign to find the £25,000 it will more »

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From Sandbach to Switzerland

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the movies as some of the county’s top musicians take you on a tour of the silver screen. From John Williams to Hans Zimmer, Fodens Band, the Roberts Bakery Band, and Lions Youth Brass will be performing together for one night only for their From Sandbach to Switzerland concert.  More than 100 of Cheshire’s top players will be helping to raise money for the Lions Youth Brass band as they prepared to head to Montreux, Switzerland for next year’s European Youth Brass Band Championships.    The band qualified to represent England at the prestigious tournament after finishing second in the National Youth Brass Band Championships more »

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