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The 100 Club was drawn on Wednesday 19th June 2019 after our rehearsal by guest player, and friend of the band Alice Marriot-Lodge. They were drawn live on Facebook, and the video can still be viewed on our page. The results were as follows:

June 2019 Results

There were 56 numbers in this quarters draw.
56 X £7.50 = £420.00

50% of the funds are donated to the band = £210.00

50% Prize total is = £210.00

1st Prize: £105.00 Mrs M J Davis (20)

2nd Prize: £63.00 Dave Newby (47)

3rd Prize: £42.00 Paul Ford (25)

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 also now accepting new members to join. Please download and fill out the application form and return it to Susan Newby. Application forms and money must be recieved by Sunday 25th August 2019 in order to be included in the draws for the 2019/2020 period.

The first draw in this period will then take place in September.

On Friday 14th June the band travelled to the Saddleworth area to take part in the annual Whit Friday brass band competitions. We visited six villages which included Lees, Scouthead, Delph, Denshaw, Greenfield and Lydgate.

We were the last band on at Lydgate, band number seventy-seven which is a record number for the village contest. We finished playing our chosen march The President followed by the National Anthem at around 11:45PM! It was a long night for the band, but a rewarding one being awarded several prizes in the First Section.

Our best result from the evening was at Greenfield, where we finished in fourth place out of sixty-nine bands, just behind Brighouse, Faireys and Leyland!

The bands results are as follows:

Lees and Springhead: ?/43
Scouthead and Austerlands: 13/ 63 (3rd in the First Section)
Delph: 11/ 81
Denshaw: 26/ 59
Greenfield: 4/ 69 (1st in the First Section)
Lydgate: 23/ 77 (2nd in the First Section)

For full results and more information about this incredible event please visit the website here: https://saddleworthwhitfriday.co.uk

The band has just spent a whole weekend recording not just one, but two new CDs! 

The recording began on the evening of Friday 10th May and finished on Sunday 12th May at the Longridge Civic Hall. The band used World of Sound to undertake the recordings. WOS are one of the leading specialists at recording brass bands, and Daniel and Oliver were fantastic to work with on these projects.

The first CD is a concert disc, filled with some of our favourite pieces that we have performed over the last few years.

The second disc is a highly requested new Christmas album.

Both CDs will be available later this year, so watch this space!