Here’s where you’ll find pictures of the bands.
After at 5:30 start this morning, it’s fair to say, we were all extremely tired. Three hours later, we arrived at our accommodation, some with more energy than others. We made our way to Hull Pride, where we were greeted by a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.
We played for several hours, which was well appreciated by the audience. This included some Tour classics, solos ad the world premier of the piece by Iain McKnight – Which still has no name!
We then watched the parade and waved our Pride flags high! A surprise was in store for Emily, one of the band’s flugel players as it was her 17th birthday – her family, including Grandma, made the trip to Hull to watch the band play.
After this eventful day, we returned to our accommodation where we enjoyed our tea. We then played a few games of bingo which brought out the competitive streak in some. Our winners were; Daya, Katie, George, Eliza and Ryan.
We finished the day with Birthday cake and a final rendition of Happy Birthday for Emily.
Daya, Emily & Abbie
Tour 2018: 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, not two, but three birthday cakes.
As we packed the kit away Jakob returned from the hospital with his arm in a plaster cast.
Then the nightmare of setting up the bedding kicked in! Like a giant jigsaw we crammed 41 band members, plus adults, into the room. Nigel, Brian and Derek were spoilt with five star luxury (aka a bed) in their own wing of the building.
Later on we had our opening concert at Llandudno Town Hall. Emily was surprised again by the band playing Happy Birthday!
We presented Martin from Llandudno Lions with one of our commemorative bannerette to round of day one of Lions Youth Brass on tour!
– Craig & Bethany