New Musical Director for Lions Academy Band

We are very pleased to announce that we have appointed Peter McDonough as Musical Director of our Academy Band. Peter graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with Distinction in Euphonium Performance in 2019. Since then he has taught at many schools and ensembles including Weaverham High School, Chetham’s School of Music and St Helen’s Youth Brass Band. Peter is currently Principal Euphonium with WFEL Fairey Band and was recently awarded the prize for Best Euphonium at The British Open Brass Band Championships earlier this month. We are very excited to see what’s in store for our Academy Band!

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September is here!

After what feels like the longest summer break ever, Lions Youth Brass are back and preparing for a very exciting academic year! We have a jam packed year ahead of us and we can’t wait to share it with you! To see all upcoming events, please head to our events page. We welcome all young people to come and join Lions Youth Brass. No brass playing experience is necessary, just a willingness to try your hardest, and regularly attend rehearsals and playing engagements. Membership is £10 per month which includes the loan of an instrument, tuition and uniform. We have a progressive system which allows players to join as absolute beginners from more »

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Musical Youth 2022!

We had an absolutely brilliant day yesterday as we performed at the very first Musical Youth Event! Lions Youth Brass played alongside other fantastic musicians from Macclesfield Youth Band, Stockport Schools Brass Band, and the Junior and Senior Jazz Orchestras from Music for Life. It was such a pleasure to sit back and listen to other music groups whilst soaking up the sun and indulging in the delicious crepes! After all the music groups had performed we all came together for the Grand Finale! This was a real treat and a great way to showcase just how brilliant young musicians are. A big thank you to Tony Wyatt and his more »

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Lions Return to Congleton Park!

After three long years, we were absolutely thrilled to return to Congleton Bandstand for the the first time since July 2019! The afternoon featured all three of our bands, Debut, Academy & Youth and all sections treated us to a fun, summery programme. Special shout out goes to Jakob who performed his first solo with the band! This is always such a lovely event and this year definitely didn’t disappoint as we looked out from the bandstand and saw a huge crowd with their picnics, family, friends and our four legged fans. We are so grateful to Congleton Lions Club for supporting us for the last 33 years, without this more »

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Awards Night 2022!

After a very long 2 years we finally got to celebrate our young people with the annual awards night! Lions Debut Band The Lions Debut Band took to the stage first and treated us to a brilliant programme complete within signing, audience participation and some crazy dance moves. ProgrammeWhat Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor Drink Up Me Hearties Rock Steady Heavy Metal Samba Party Hip Hop Train Robots on The Dance Floor Lions Academy Band Lions Academy Band took to the stage next with a wonderfully entertaining programme! ProgrammeThe Muppet Show Danny Boy (Soloist – Charlie) Pots and PansGrascroft GhoulFriezland Fiesta Abide With Me Scooby Doo! Lions Youth more »

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New Storage Container for Lions Youth Brass!

We are so excited to finally have our own storage container! A huge thank you to Tony at Cooke Containers Ltd and caretaker Gary for having the patience of a Saint! A massive thank you to Ewan at Acceler8 Clinical Research for helping us fund a brand new storage container for the band, without you this wouldn’t have been possible. We’re really looking forward to a joint concert with Acceler8 Band in the new academic year! Acceler8 Clinical Research is a global provider of biopharmaceutical services. They conduct clinical trials on behalf of our pharmaceutical clients to get their products to market efficiently and cost-effectively. With offices in Singapore, Australia, more »

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We Stand with Ukraine

Today, Youth band parent, Rob is travelling to Poland to drop off donations to refugees who have had to flee from Ukraine. Thank you to all our players, parents, committee members and supporters who donated towards this very worthy cause. Here is a video of all three of our bands performing the Ukraine National Anthem

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