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.

Cancer Research Concert

posted Dec 21, 2017, 2:54 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Dec 21, 2017, 3:56 AM ]

 This years annual concert for Yorkshire Cancer Research was held on Sunday December 17th in St Peter & St Paul's Church Pickering.
After a bright 'n' breezy start with the march 'Florentiner', Lauren performed the cornet solo 'Bless This House'. Chloe & Sam were featured as standup soloists in Paul Lovatt Cooper's 'Fire In The Blood' followed by carol singing from the audience. After 'Mack The Knife' the first half ended with the theme to the film 'We Were Soldiers'. This hymnlike melody begins with a lone Repiano cornet player (well done Jenny) & also features the 2nd & 3rd cornets (Jack, Ines, Bethany & our guest player for the afternoon Cliff Hicks) in the Last Post.
Rachel Anderson was the guest soloist for this year, singing a selection of favourite songs & Christmas songs. There was one surprise however as she was joined in a duet by her father in law, our very own Brian.
 The training band performed a number of pieces including 'Frosty The Snowman' & 'Rudolph'.
Helen Eddon was awarded the trophy for most improved player in the training band, with Jenny receiving the most improved player in the senior band.
Brian was presented with the award for work behind the scenes. The 'Player Of The Year' trophy was won by Helen Bointon. There was one further award which was donated by new President Mr Chris Bramley & given to Mike.
 The second half flew by, with the band performing 'The Boars Head Carol', a German carol ' Suesser die Glocken nie klingen, followed by a lively 'Christmas Twins' & ending with Sandy Smith's 'A Caribbean Christmas'.
 The concert raised £583 for Yorkshire cancer Research. Thank you one & all.

Remembrance Day Parade

posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:47 AM by Brian Anderson   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 5:51 AM ]

This year's Remembrance Parade on Sunday  November 12th was a very wet and windy occasion. Once again the band played at the bottom of the market place as the parade moved from the church to the Cenotaph. Lauren played the Last Post and Reveille outside the Memorial Hall for the 4th time of the day, having played during the church service and also twice at Thornton Le Dale in the morning. She had again played on the 11th in the market place at 11a.m. which means she has totted up another 5 performances for the weekend.

War Weekend

posted Oct 23, 2017, 5:56 AM by Brian Anderson

This year the band were invited to play at the morning service at Pickering railway station. 
The service was held at the rear of the station on Sunday October 15th. Afterwards the band 'entertained the troops' for an hour, playing many war-time favourites on the 'bandstand'. This was a much better venue than we have previously been able use, so here's hoping we can do the same again next year.

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