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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Tour 2018: Day 6

The final day started with a hearty cooked breakfast. Katie and Jane slaved over the cooker, supported by Steve, Charlotte and Julian. I even chipped in with the odd round of toast. This set us up nicely for a long day ahead. We said our farewells to Brian as he set off early with Neil (Jane and Brian’s son) for his Hospital appointment. Following a thorough cleanup, Jane and Katie always check our rooms to make sure it’s left to their very high standards, we set off home around 11am. Steve had now been promoted to van duty in Brian’s absence and to keep Derek on the straight and narrow. Following more »

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Tour 2018: Day 5

On Wednesday, we were woken up and headed off to Beverly. Our first concert was in Beverly Minster. What a beautiful acoustic! The sound after the last note lasted for seven seconds! Many band members say that it is the nicest place that they have ever played in. We had a lovely lunch however there were no crisps, due to Leanne losing her phone down the side of the bed and Jane being preoccupied all morning! After all the fuss, all it took was one swipe of a hanger from Julian to save the day. Then we went to our second concert. This was at a garden party where the more »

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Tour 2018: Day 4

Yet again, we were woken by one of the wonderful adult helpers, this time Derek standing in for Brian on the pots and pans. We then proceeded to play at Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens, which was very nice however, audience numbers were limited. Our next stop was Filey on the bandstand. We attracted a large audience including a lovely couple with six border collies, which many of the band took a particular liking to. We were treated to a selection of homemade cupcakes by Sophie’s Nanny and Grandad who had come to Filey for the day. Then we moved on to Bridlington where we enjoyed a lovely tea from Audrey’s Fish more »

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Tour 2018: Day 3

Today we were woken up by Brian in the usual loud fashion, much to Rhys’ disgust as everyone else in the building heard and exclamation of “WHY BRIAN, WHHHYYYYY?!” We left at around 9:45am for first concert at Sewerby Hall, we then moved on to Beverley city centre where we had an interesting of the Can Can at triple speed! WE have since returned home to a dinner of Spaghetti Bolognaise followed by a classic game of rounders which resulted in one win for each team. We are currently enjoying a boys vs girls football match, plus cake and hot chocolate.   Beth, Hannah & Liv

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Tour 2018: Day 2

  Day 2 started with another early start at 9:30am we headed off to Bridlington Life Boat Station, ready to perform three, hour long sets for a passing audience along the beach. The sun was shining down and we played in what felt like a heatwave. During our performance, we were also accompanied by tuneful sea shanties performed by pirates (Who also supported the RNLI. We finished our set with a tour of the newly built Bridlington Life Boat Station and their two brand new boats. We also got to see various operation rooms  where Daisy and Ollie were quick to dress up in a life jackets. When we returned more »

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