Skelmersdale Prize Band

Registered charity number 508535

Presentation night

We all enjoyed our presentation/social night on 17th November 2017, with a hot pot supper and raffle.  "The Players Player of the Year" prize was awarded to Sara Miller, with Gordon Hatton taking "The Most Entertaining Player" award. 

The conductor's Prize of "Most Improved Player" went to Laura Crosland with Andy Maguire taking the "MD's Player of the Year" award. Congratulations to all the prize winners. 

A great big thank you to all who made the evening a success.

                                                             Changes in personnel

The band would like to welcome Ste Gordon who joins on Solo Euphonium.

                                                               Changes in personnel

The band would like to welcome Beth Woodcock who joins on EEb Bass and also welcome back Chris Thorpe who joins on Horn.  We hope they enjoy their time with us.

Changes in personnel

Sadly Margaret Pilkington and Sarah de Quincey have decided to leave the Band. We wish them well for the future.

Botanic Gardens

Many thanks to Kath and Julie for taking the collection at the Botanic gardens a portion of which will be donated to the Manchester emergency appeal. 

Lymm Walk

A hearty meal was enjoyed after a walk round Lymm Dam and canal

Band AGM

The Band AGM was held on Thursday 25th May, where Dave Lyon stood down as Chairman after many years. A big thank you to Dave for all his work for the band. Dave continues as a player in the band.

Bank holiday curry night

Members of the band at a May day curry night 

Buttermere walk

Members of the band had a walk round Buttermere in the lake district. A great time was had by all. An intrepid few managed a climb to the top of Haystacks!! 

Peter Gore

After many years of service to the band Peter has decided to retire from banding. We wish him all the best in his retirement. 

Cake Sale

Sunday 9th April 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the band room Hutton road Skelmersdale WN8 8HS 


We had a fantastic day at go-karting on Saturday 4th March. Congrats to our podium finishers! 

1st - Patrick, 

2nd - Phil, 

3rd - Andy. 

Strong results for Team Bass 

New Signing

The band would like to welcome Laura Crosland to the band. She joins us on Euphonium. 

New Signing

The band would like to welcome Patrick Kavanah to the band. He joins us on BBb Bass. 

New Signings

The band would like to welcome Bradley Wilson and Mark Watkinson who recently joined our cornet section.  They played in their first contest with the band at Preston Charter Theatre where the band achieved a creditable fourth place. We would also like to welcome Anthony Bearon on trombone.

Dave Chapman

The band would like to take the opportunity to send their thanks and regards to departing MD Dave Chapman, who is leaving the band to take an exciting new step on his career path with a new job in London. We wish Dave all the best for the future.