Our next concert is our Spring Concert on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the Civic Hall in Longridge. At this concert we allow our patrons to select the music. Mark has already received some very good suggestions, but there is still space for a few more pieces. If you are a current patron and would like to suggest a piece, please fill out the form here:
If you need some inspiration there is a huge selection of brass band arrangments to view and search at brassband.co.uk.
The final programme will be selected by Mark.
If you are not currently a patron, we are always on the look out for new members. Patrons receive free entry to this concert. Please see here for details of how to join our patron scheme.
We would like to thank all of our friends and patrons for their continued support throughout 2018. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the Longridge Band.
The Bill Bigley award is presented every year at the Christmas concert, and is voted for by the members of the band. The award was presented by Bill's widow, Anita McLaughlin. This year the award was presented to Brian Law. Brian is not only the band master, telling us where to be at the right time, he is also a valued member of the committee. When the BBb bass vacancy came up Brian offered to 'give it a go' and is making great progress from the baritone!
Here are the full results from our Christmas raffle. All prizes have now been claimed and collected. Congratulations to all the winners!
The second draw of our '100 Club' was completed at our Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December. The Mayor of Longridge, Paul Byrne pulled out the following winners:
1st Prize: £105.00 Valerie Martin-Warren (36)
2nd Prize: £63.00 Elizabeth Hemmingway (15)
3rd Prize: £42.00 Janet & Mark Clegg (43)
Congratulations to all the winners, cheques will be in the post next week.
If you are interested in joining our '100 Club' next year, please contact Sue or Carole using the details on the 'get in touch' page.
The band are sad to announce the resignation of Fred Little as BBb bass player, committee member and secretary.
Fred has been a stalwart of Longridge Band for over 30 years – both as a player and Secretary.
Fred has decided, that due to personal circumstances, that it’s time to focus on his family and himself. He has left the band on good terms and in his own words, “will be around”.
Our heartfelt thanks go to Fred for the many years of dedicated service. The reputation and success of Longridge Band is due, in no small part, to his professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment.
We wish him well and extend an open invitation to join us at any time.
should you have any queries about the band, please contact our new secreatary Carole Bimson via the 'get in touch' page.
Our Remembrance concert/ Street party event was streamed live on Saturday 10th November by Martin Gernon and BrassPass.tv. The whole concert, including interviews with our very own Janet Clegg and Sue Newby can be viewed again here at brasspass.tv.
You may be required to register and create an account, but you do not need to subscribe to watch our concert.
On Sunday 30th September we competed at the Bolsover Festival of Brass in the Championship section. Our programme included Brass Machine, Lullabye by Billy Joel, the cornet solo Miss Blue Bonnet played by Holly Clark and our finale piece Balkan Dance.
Unfortunately we had to leave before the results ceremony, to make the long drive back to Longridge but we were very pleased to hear that we had been placed third by adjudicator Roger Webster. We also finished second in the new audience vote, and our soloist Holly won the best soloist prize.
Full results are below:
Adjudicator: Roger Webster
1. Hepworth (Dr David Thornton) — 96
2. Easington Colliery (Daniel Brooks) — 94*
3. Longridge (Mark Peacock) — 93
4= Newstead Band (Jim Davies) — 90
4= Strata Brass (Jonathan Bates) — 90
6. Shepherd Group Brass (Richard Wilton) — 89
7. Chapeltown (Sam Fisher) — 88
8. Crofton Silver (Dean Jones) — 87
9. Unite the Union Band (John Roberts) — 86
10. Kirkbymoorside Town (Sarah Woodward) — 10
11. Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band (Jack Capstaff) — 84
12. Blidworth Welfare Band (Simon Oates) — 83
13. Foresters Brass (John Davis) — 82
Best Soloist: Holly Clark (cornet) — Longridge
Most Entertaining Band: Strata Brass
*Easington Colliery qualifies for 2019 Senior Trophy