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September 4th 2015
...a busy band and a heartfelt thank you to all our deps.

Well, we have been very busy over the last few weeks. Firstly, on Sunday 9th August, we played at a World War I commemoration day at Pennington Park in Leigh. The park was absolutely packed! And a great concert was given by the band, in spite of the incredible noise of the field artillery guns.

Over the next two Sundays, 16th and 23th August, we played concerts at Coronation Park in Ormskirk and the Botanic gardens in Southport. These are regular engagements that the band thoroughly enjoys. The weather just about held out and we received great feedback from the audiences on both occasions which make it all worthwhile.

As with most bands, our players’ holidays and other commitments mean that we could not complete these concerts without our regular guest players (and some for the first time helping out!). I know we thank you on the day, but the entire band really appreciate you putting your valuable time aside to help us out... Thanks!!

July 23rd 2015
What a weekend in Scarborough

Over the weekend of the 18th to the 21st July, the band travelled to Scarborough to perform a concert in Peasholm Park. Matt our conductor, who has seen bands in the park over many years, suggested that he would like to take our band over. The decision to go over was justified with everyone having a superb weekend.

Half the band travelled over on the Friday and beer and food was taken to excess. Looking at ‘Tommy the Trombone’ on Saturday morning excess is the correct word to use.

The concert itself was on the Sunday afternoon. The weather in the morning was very wet and windy, but the sun came out at about 1pm and was sunny for the rest of the day.

The bandstand is in the middle of the lake. Around the lake is a kind of amphitheatre with lots of seating. Most of the seating was taken and the feedback we received was very lovely. The band really performed well. Praise has to go to our soloists, Mark Ashurst, Lindsay Shields and Andy Tasker who all played superbly.

Thanks also has to be given to Matt for the preparation of the band that worked to a treat. Also to our borrowed players, cheers all, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Finally, to everyone behind the scenes that arranged hotels, travel etc. especially Martin and Teresa Trumble.
If you want to see photos and videos of the entire goings on, please have a look at our facebook site at ‘Coppull & Standish Brass Band’

July 6th 2015

On Saturday, we played at the Cockerham festival. The weather looked a bit iffy in the morning, but it held off and after a small match through the town, we played an entertaining concert with hundreds of people enjoying the music.
The wind got up during the concert and pegs were only just enough to hold music in place. However, one of our copies the 3rd cornet music of ‘Spanish eyes’ ended up at about 100 feet. Anyone see it in their garden, please let us know

July 2nd 2015

Welcome to Paul and Kieran

It is great to announce the arrival of two new players

Paul Johnson, better known as ‘Jonty’ has joined the band on back row. He has played in many bands over the years, but we have convinced him to come out of retirement. He will be a great asset to the band!

Also joining is Kieran Trafford on Bass Trombone. This fills our trombone section back up to a full compliment after only two weeks!

Great to see you both and hope you will enjoy the band as much as the rest of us!

June 29th 2015

Well it was a very busy weekend!

On Saturday afternoon the 27th, a small band of 10 players played for an 80th birthday party in Standish, playing popular tunes for just over half an hour.

Later on that day in the evening we played a full concert at St. Johns church at Hindley Green for their flower festival. This was a well received concert and the church was almost full! We would like to especially thank Norma from Golborne Band who helped us out on 2nd Euphonium as it was her birthday. When we stuck up with ‘happy birthday’ and delivered a cake on to the stage, we hope she could see our gratitude

On Sunday the 28th, we played a small concert for Leyland Masonic open day at the Wellington Park Hotel. This was a last minute booking as they had been let down by another band. Our thanks have to go to all the players who took this engagement on at the last minute.
We received a really nice letter of thanks from the organisers for our concert and asking us to pencil the date in for next year.

June 25th 2015

Deborah and Pete move on the pastures new

It is with sadness that we announce that Debbie Seddon and Pete Spencer have decided to leave the band.
Deborah our soprano player has been with the band for many years. She was the bands contest secretary and served on the bands committee.
Pete played in the band for about three years on Bass Trombone.
The band would like to thank both players for the dedication and commitment shown and wish them all the best for the future