Saturday 27th June should have been the St. Peter's Guild. A unique event in our calendar, marching from the St. Peter's Catholic Club to St. Peter's Church in the stunning surroundings of Stonyhurst college. The euphoniums and baritones have put together this video to celebrate the event as we couldn't be there this year.
We hope you enjoy our virtual Longridge Field Day. We are of course very sad the day couldn't go ahead as planned, and we have put this video together to celebrate the success of the event. The video will go live today at 12PM. The music featured is the march The Durham Ox which was composed especially for the band by Darrol Barry. It is also available on our latest CD with the same title. All the parts were recorded at home as we can't play together at this time.
If you enjoyed our video, please consider supporting us. You can do this in three ways:
1. Join our patrons' scheme
3. Purchase a CD from our online Shop
June 2020 Results
1st Prize: £114.57 Kathleen Hargreaves (42)
2nd Prize: £68.35 Brian Law (51)
3rd Prize: £45.83 Rachel Anderton (28)
Congratulations to all the prize winners, your cheques are in the post!
Memberships is now up for renewal. Existing members are kindly asked to check their standing orders/ bank transfers is they wish to continue.
If you would like to join the 100 Club we are now accepting new members. Please download and fill out the application form and return it to Susan Newby. Application forms and money must be recieved by Sunday 30th August 2020 in order to be included in the draws for the 2020/2021 period.
The next draw will then take place in September 2020.
In these unusual times we are really missing all of our friends, patrons and supporters. To celebrate VE Day, we wanted to share our Remembrance/ Street Party concert from 2018. With thanks to BrassPass.tv who expertly recorded the event, and for allowing us to share it with you.
Below is a short poem written by Janet Clegg:
You're in our minds
You're in our hearts
We're stuck at home
Learning our parts.
We'll soon be back
And soon you will see
Us marching the streets
And Carols round the tree.
Enjoy our VE Day music
Clap along to every tune.
Longridge Band miss you
But hope to be playing soon.
The Longridge Band
The band competed at the Brass in the Wire Contest held at Parr Hall in Warrington on Sunday 26th January. This contest was previously held at the Guild Hall in Preston, but the contest has this year moved to Warrington due to the current closure of the venue in Preston.
We were in the combined First and Championship section and performed the set test piece Legacy by Tom Davoren.
Come results time, we were awarded 5th place overall by adjudicators Sandy Smith and Paul Andrews. We also won the award for the highest place First Section band.
We are now working hard to refine our performance for the North West regional competion, which is held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday 23rd February.
Full results below:
Test Piece choices: A Tale As Yet Untold (Philip Sparke) or Legacy for Brass Band (Tom Davoren)
Adjudicator: Paul Andrews and Sandy Smith
1. Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)*
2. Hepworth (Ryan Watkins)*
3. City of Bradford (Lee Skipsey)*
4. Haverhill Silver (Paul Filby)*
5. Longridge (Mark Peacock)
6. Roberts Bakery (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
7. Harrogate (Leigh Baker)*
8. York Railway Institute (David Lancaster)
9. Flixton (Matthew Ryan)
10. Freckleton (Matt Shaw)
11. Lindley (Mike Golding)
12. Yorkshire Imperial David Urquhart Travel (Garry Hallas)
13. Mossley (Duncan Byers)
14. Shirebrook Miners Welfare (Jim Henson)
* Championship Section
First Section award winners:
2. Roberts Bakery
3. York Railway Institute
Best Soloist: Tim Pannell (cornet) — Haverhill Silver
Best Basses: Crofton Silver
Best Trombone: City of Bradford
Best Euphonium: Matthew Reasbeck (Crofton Silver)