Tonight a group from the band played Silent Night in front of the Dog Inn in Longridge.
Over the last few days we have been playing carols around Longridge following the current guidelines. This is the first time we have been able to play in 9 months.
Thank you for supporting the band. If you would like to donate, please visit our crowdfunder page below. #SaveOurBrassBands
We have recently launched a crowdfunding project as part of a national campaign to save our brass bands.
We have been unable to rehearse and perform in any concerts since March. It is still not clear when we will be able to rehearse again in our bandroom, whilst still needing to pay out expenses.
The campaign is being endorsed by celebrity Melanie Sykes who also plays the baritone. More from Melanie and information about the campaign can be found here: https://www.bbe.org.uk/news/24112020-1644/melanie-sykes-endorses-national-saveourbrassbands-crowdfunder-campaign
To support our band, please use the link below to access our project page. Any contribution large or small will be greatly appreciated.
Support Longridge Band: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/longridgeband
Saturday 5th December should have been our Christmas concert at the Civic Hall. It is always a sell out, and we have all missed not being able to perform in events since March.
The raffle and 100 Club which is normally drawn at this concert was drawn by Sue Newby and Rachael Barry. Please see the video below for the full draw.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and for your continued support during this difficult time.
Christmas Raffle Results
The 100 Club was drawn by Sue Newby & Rachael Barry on Saturday 5th December 2020.
There are now 65 members for 2020/2021.
65 X £7.50= £487.50
50% of the funds are donated to the band = £243.75
50% Prize total is = £243.75
1st Prize: £121.88 Philip Cutler (30)
2nd Prize: £73.12 Gareth Nelson (58)
3rd Prize: £48.75 Rupert & Kath Swarbrick (32)
Thank you to all our members for your continued support, and congratulations to all the prize winners. Your cheques are in the post!
Unfortunately due to the current restrictions the band were not able to play in Longridge on Remembrance Sunday 2020. Many of our band members did however play the Last Post outside their homes for their local communities.
Georgina Moulsdale, our principal cornet player represented the band on Remembrance Sunday playing the Last Post in the short service.
This video features Georgina Moulsdale, Mark Taylor, Glenn Anderton, Mark Peacock, Phil Cutler, Rachael Barry, Lauren Ogden, Munro Ashton and Janet Clegg all playing on Sunday.
On Armistice Day, Brian Law played at the memorial gardens in Longridge. Brian is our band master and usually plays the largests instrument in the band, the Bb Bass!
With thanks to Fred Little for these fantastic pictures.
We Will Remember Them
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.
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
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