Butlin's Mineworker Championships
We have just returned home from an enjoyable weekend in Butlin's, Skegness, where we were placed 10th out of 15 in our first outing in the third section. Due to personal circumstances, our conductor Karl was unable to be with us this weekend, however thanks go to him for his hard work & dedication to the band leading up to the contest. Our conductor on the day - Iain Culross did a great job stepping in at such short notice, and the band are looking forward to working with him before our outing at Preston Contest next weekend.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Lynan!
It was our absolute pleasure to attend the wedding of our bass player Tom and his girlfriend (now wife!) Rosie. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great reception which we loved being a part of. All at SPB wish Tom and Rosie and their son Barnaby lots of love, health and happiness.
2nd Place at Rochdale
The band continued their run of success at Rochdale Contest where they were placed 2nd. The band enjoyed performing Dan Price's Visions once more and received positive comments from the adjudicator. This is a great result for the band's last contest in the 4th section. After the upcoming busy Christmas season, promotion in January 2016 will see the band perform in the 3rd section at Butlin's Mineworkers. Thanks as always go to all players and conductor Karl Stott for their hard work in preparation for the contest and to former player Danny Hughes for helping us out playing trombone. The band are now looking forward to the busy Christmas season and the new challenges of the 3rd section. Keep an eye out on our events page for our upcoming concerts.
The band were proud to represent the North West at the National Finals and are really pleased with a very respectable result of 7th out of 19 bands. Thank you to all band members and our newly appointed conductor Karl Stott for your hard work and commitment. Thanks to Alistair Burrows for helping us out playing trombone. Thanks must also go to our family and friends and everyone who has supported us. Well done everyone!
Happy Anniversary Paul and Margaret
The band enjoyed a concert at Hurlston Hall for the West Lancs Heritage Society, and made the most of the chance to perform the test piece for the national finals - Visions - in front of an audience.
It was also a great chance to play a dedication to our horn players, Paul and Margaret. All at SPB would like to wish Paul and Margaret a very happy 10th wedding anniversary. We hope you have many more happy years together!
Sunny Day at Pilks