Rembrance Day Parade

posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:05 AM by Brian Anderson

The band once again provided the music for the parade from the church to the Cenotaph at the Memorial Hall.
This year was the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War. There seemed to be a much larger attendance this year.

War Weekend

posted Oct 17, 2018, 2:14 AM by Brian Anderson

The morning of Sunday 14th October turned out to be very wet. So wet in fact that the morning service had to be held inside the catering tent.
The band played during the service, and a little later performed a selection of 'tunes of the day' for a 'captive' audience. They were very appreciative of our music, rewarding us with applause, and also financially with coins of the realm, - or perhaps they just didn't want to go out in the rain.
Thanks everyone. See you next year?


posted Oct 7, 2018, 8:06 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 2:24 AM ]

The Band has run a quiz throughout the summer months about Yorkshire place names. The prize winners and answers are as follows:

1st prize: P Cooke, Wickford, Essex

2nd prize: R Ainscough, Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire

3rd prize: Mrs Pace, Roundhay, Leeds


posted Sep 17, 2018, 4:17 AM by Brian Anderson

What a brilliant night we had at the Kirk Theatre on Saturday Sept 1st. The theme for the concert entitled 1918, celebrated the events, births & deaths of the last year of The Great War. 
The program began with the RAF March Past, Out Of The Blue, then the hymn For All The saints, followed by Jerusalem. 
Our guest soloist Rachel Anderson sang two songs- I'm Always Chasing Rainbows & Somewhere. 
There was a surprise in store for the audience as Lauren took up the baton to conduct the next item, Georgia On My Mind played by Mike as a cornet solo. We ended the first half with music from the film Laurence Of Arabia.
After the interval the men of the band accompanied the girls & Rachel as they sang the March Of The Women marching on to the stage waving banners. Rachel then sang Sister Suffragette, followed by Wouldn't It Be Lovely. 
We followed with Bells Across The Meadow & Mansions Of The Lord. To conclude the concert everyone joined in with Land Of Hope And Glory.
Throughout the evening our friends from Whitby Amature Dramatic Society had performed poetry & sketches from the period.
All this was ably linked by our compere for the evening, Katrina Stead.

Thank you everyone for a terrific night of entertainment. 

Thornton le Dale

posted Aug 9, 2018, 8:27 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 8:28 AM ]

Sunday August 5th and we are once again playing on the green in Thornton Dale.
There was a good sized audience for the concert that stayed with us all afternoon enjoying their ice creams.

Levisham Valley Service

posted Aug 3, 2018, 6:03 AM by Brian Anderson

Another scorchio afternoon for the valley service on Sunday 15th July. Lovely jam & cream scones!

Freemason's Fete

posted Aug 3, 2018, 6:00 AM by Brian Anderson

We spent a very warm afternoon at Pickering Recreation Club on Sat July 14th playing for a private event organised by the Pickering Freemasons.

Smiddy Hill

posted Jul 9, 2018, 2:07 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 2:09 AM ]

A very hot sunny afternoon for our open air concert on Sunday 1st July. Last years event was rained off ,so despite the heat it was good to play once again for the local community & tourists on our 'home turf'.

Peasholm Park

posted Jul 9, 2018, 1:57 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 2:11 AM ]

We had a lovely sunny afternoon for this years visit to Scarborough on Sunday June 24th. It does get very warm through the glass. A good sized audience despite the fact England were playing that afternoon in the World Cup.

Spring Concert 2018

posted Mar 31, 2018, 6:51 AM by Brian Anderson

Once again we held our Spring Concert in the Memorial Hall Pickering. This years event was on Saturday March 24th, and again included items by  the Training Band  and the youngsters from Pickering Junior School.
The band opened up with The Muppet Show theme tune, followed by Ecce Homo (Behold The Man) the theme to Mr Bean. Following these were two lively numbers, Sur le Pont and Hey Missa Tallyman. To conclude this part of the concert we played the Beatles Abbey Rd Medley.
Jeannette Kendal introduced her young players from the Junior School, all of whom this time played a solo accompanied by backing tracks. Great stuff! The Training Band played a short program, this year conducted by Ian. Starting with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang they continued with Music Box, Pirates Of The Caribbean finishing with the Radetzky Mrach with everyone clapping along to the beat.
After tea and cakes and the obligatory raffle both bands along with the juniors took part in the finale which was two items from 4 Rock Classics For Beginners - the African lullaby Thula Baba and rounding off the concert with The Final Countdown.
Another successful evening. Thanks very much everyone for your support.

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