Congratulations to Rob West who won the Best Instrumentalist prize at the Rochdale Contest. “Absolutely stunning Euphonium” said the adjudicator. The whole band are absolutely delighted for him – well deserved and long overdue recognition. The band as a whole put in a solid performance and came a very creditable 5th in a strong field.
A special Brass Band England 'Outstanding Contribution to the Brass Band Sector' Award was presented to Heidi Bradley for her work in providing the blueprint structure for the hugely successful BandSafe training initiative which has now been utilised by hundreds of bands throughout the UK. Heidi plays solo trombone in the Cleethorpes Band.
Congratulations Heidi - we are all very proud of you!
The Cleethorpes Band played to another capacity audience at the Kings Baptist Church, Cleethorpes.
Local residents were in fine voice singing along to old favourites and enjoying tea and cakes laid on for free. One audience member said “Well, what can I say, spent 2 hours this afternoon listening to the Cleethorpes Band and what a great afternoon it was. The band were absolutely brilliant…..Can’t wait to see them again”
The concert was supported by the Coastal Communities Fund which enabled transport to be provided for people with mobility difficulties who find accessing this type of event problematic. Another audience member explained that being a powerchair user he does find it difficult getting out to events and having the support of transport allowed him to come along and enjoy the afternoon.
The band’s next big concert is “A Christmas Sensation” on 7th December at Grimsby Central Hall. This promises to be another spectacular event not to be missed and tickets are already selling fast. Tickets can be obtained from the Box Office (Tel. 01472 355025) or online at www.grimsbycentralhall.org
Calling all movie fans.......we have a very rare and special autograph signed on sheet music especially for Cleethorpes Band from the iconic film music composer John Wiliams. It took 7 months to arrive so unfortunately it was too late to be included in our movie night raffle so we are auctioning this on ebay. Please take a look and make a bid by following this link:
Congratulations to all the winners in the raffles at our movie music night and matinees. The lucky folk are:
Breakfast at Tiffanys - John Shepherd
Skyfall - Sue Egar
Harry Potter - Ruby Lily Desborough
The Great Escape - Adrian Hanson
Space Odyssey - Ian Studholme
Casablanca - Anne Poultney
Autographed Sheet Music:
Ryan O'Neal - Elaine Woodrup
Ben Kingsley - Helen Souter
Elaine Paige - Pauline Thomas
Some pictures from the concert and the raffle winners are in the gallery.
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