Race Night!

Saddle up and get yourself down to Haslington Cricket Club for the Race Night on Saturday, April 14. The event will help raise vital funds for the organisation with just over a week to go before everyone heads to Warwick for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018. With more than 200 players a trip to the Nationals costs the organisation around £3,000 each year. To help offset some of the costs and to have a good social get together Lions Youth Brass is holding the race night. The event is open to everyone but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a more »

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Tour 2017: Day Seven

We were up early for breakfast this morning as we had to pack up all our stuff and clean the accomodation. With the help of everyone in the band, Ty Clwyd was looking spotless in no time! We set off for our perfromance in Oswestry at around 10am. Following a lovely buffet lunch, the band performed to a small audience, lets be honest, it’s all about the quality and not the quantity. At the end of a tiring week, the band did well to maintain their focus and produced yet another solid perfromance. Their were a number of excellent solo contributions by Isabel, Rhys, Suzanna and Callum. After the concert, more »

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Tour 2017: Day Five

This morning, the band was rudely awakened by the morning chorus – no, it’s not the sound of the birds; more the din of the pan lids Brian hit to great effect. The bands destination today, was the picturesque setting of Llandudno, and the band was treated to the luxury of two hours free time! The band split into groups and enjoyed this time in many ways including hillside tobogganing, retail therapy and skimming stones on the beach. The band performed on the bandstand on the promenade, to a very supportive and enthusiastic crowd including, ex-band members, friends and even their music teacher! The band was treated to a BBQ extravaganza more »

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Tour 2017: Day Four

Today, we all enjoyed our much deserved lie in, without being woken! We stumbled upon a shed full of surprises including Connect Four, hoola hoops and multiple balls and Frisbees for us to play with. Everyone got stuck in with games in the sun! More memes were blasted on the way to Caernarfon Castle (which was abs stunning). During our break of half an hour we explored the castle, walked into secret glass doors and found dead ends – of which there were many. After our concert in the sunshine, we had the choice of many different flavours of fabulous ice-cream! The fave being New York Cheesecake flavour! We arrived home for our tasty gammon more »

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Tour 2017: Day Three

After a late night, it was an early start at precisely 6am. Most of us had a quick shower and were treated to a cooked breakfast! We then got changed and loaded the bus with enough food to last us the whole day, and made our way to Bangor Cathedral. After playing the hymns, the church kindly provided us with drinks and cake. We then hopped back on the bus and set off for Rhyl and some free time. Some took a walk along the beach (it’s okay Jane, we weren’t on the sand) whilst others decided McDonalds was a better idea. We were then treated to ice-cream (whilst trying not more »

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Tour 2017: Day Two

After a very early start, we killed some time with a wander into the village for some much needed ice-cream. Before we set off for the garden centre we had a quick break to finish off Emily’s birthday cake. Upon our arrival at Fron Goch we quickly unloaded the van and got everything set up and in place for the concert. Not letting the temperamental Welsh weather get in our way, we entertained the customers who thoroughly enjoyed our performance. Thankfully, the weather picked up in time for us to pack away and get back on the coach to head back to base for our spaghetti Bolognese. With around one hour more »

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What’s on in Wales

Creoso (that’s welcome in Welsh), Lions Youth Band will embark on a tour of north Wales next week (21st – 27th July) and full details of the concert schedule has been released. The details are: Friday, 21st July Llandudno Town Hall Concert starts: 8pm Saturday, 22nd July Fron Goch Garden Centre Afternoon Saturday, 22nd July Trelawyn Memorial Hall Concert Starts: 7.30pm Sunday, 23rd July Bangor Cathedral Start: 11am Sunday, 23rd July Mold Church Hall, CH7 1LH Start: 5pm Monday, 24th July Caernarfon Castle Start: Afternoon Tuesday, 25th July Llandudno bandstand Start: Afternoon Wednesday, 26th July Bodnant Welsh Food Centre Start: Late morning Wednesday, 26th July Gloddeath Church Llandudno Start: 7.30pm more »

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Tour preparations in full swing!

Preparations for are our summer tour to North Wales are now in full swing! Jane, Brian and Katie did their first food shop at the weekend, where I believe there were no Parma Violets harmed this year. The meat has been ordered ready for our roast dinner on Friday night, courtesy of Katie and Charlotte (that should be interesting.) And the tuck shop stock is filling up nicely, don’t forget your pennies! All that’s left to do now is dust off those Can Can hats and put the final programmes together! Now, where did I put my suitcase…? Here are some pictures from last year to get you in the tour more »

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