Skelmersdale Prize Band

Registered charity number 508535

Band Social Meal

We enjoyed a Sunday Carvery and drinks together. The band enjoy regular social events both at the bar in our bandroom and out and about. Our next one will be announced soon...keep an eye out on our events page and join us!

Welcome to Liam and Wendy!


The band are very pleased to welcome Liam and Wendy to the ranks. Liam, son of EEb bass player Andy, started playing tenor horn with our Youth Band.  He now joins the percussion section of Skem Band. Wendy Thorpe, wife of cornet player Chris, returns to the band on tenor horn after a few years away from brass banding.


Great to have both on board!

Ainsdale Show


The band enjoyed leading the procession at Ainsdale Show.  



Band walk

Sunday 24th June


Members of the band had a great day out walking around Rydal water in the Lake District with a welcome break at Rydal Hall coffee shop for some light refreshment. Thanks to Ellen and J-P for organising it.

Happy 70th Birthday Penky!


The band wish a very happy 70th birthday to our percussionist and chief barman Alan Penk 🎉🎈

Churchtown Rose Queen

We enjoyed a great day at Churchtown Rose Queen.

Bickerstaffe Treat Day


The band enjoyed performing at Bickerstaffe Treat Day. It was a great day and we were well looked after by the organisers...look forward to seeing you again next year!

Southport Botanic Gardens


The band enjoyed playing to an amazing audience at Southport Botanic Gardens.

Ainsdale Fun Day


The band thoroughly enjoyed performing at Ainsdale Fun Day.

Bank Holiday Social

Members of the band enjoyed a well earned drink and a meal together at Ormskirk on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Royal Wedding Garden Party


We had a great day playing at The Millstone's Garden Party in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

Pink Ribbon Walk


Members of the band, Sarah, Ellen and J-P along with Sarah's family walked in the Peak District to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. 


Please sponsor them here.

Cake Sale


As part of the band's fundraising efforts, we held a cake sale. It was a great event enjoyed by all and lots of funds were raised. It was great to have a chat over a cuppa and there were some very yummy bakes! Thank you to everyone who helped and all who supported us by coming along and having tea and cake with us.

Band Curry

Another great band social...prize goes to Phil 'vindaloo' Staples for hottest curry
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Millstone Rocks!

The band had a great day performing at Millstone Rocks.
 We're proud to have been part of the event which is raising money for Sepsis UK.

New Signing


The Band would like to welcome Darren Fawcett who joins on Euphonium. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. 

Happy Birthday!


The band had the pleasure of playing Happy Birthday to West Lancashire's Town Crier Don Evans. We surprised Don at his home to wish him a happy 80th birthday.

Spring Clean


Band room looking good after a weekend of work, painting the outside, gardening and sorting out old music. A great big thank you to all who put the effort in.

Wicked!


Members of the band enjoyed watching Wicked at Liverpool Empire with members of Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Congratulations to our Diamond Players!

Congratulations to our 6 players who received long service awards today. Gordon Hatton, Colin Knowles, Alan Penk, Evan Mawdsley and Dave Lyon all received medals for 60 years service. Bass player Dave Lyon has spent all of this time committed to one band. Ste Gordon received a certificate of service for 25 years. We congratulate them all on their great achievements

North West Regionals 


And we're off to sunny Blackpool for the North West Regionals!

Contest Success

A great result for our principal cornet James Ball, winning the "best soloist" award at the Brass at the Guild contest 2018. The band were placed 5th.

Changes in Personnel

Sadly Rhiana Blakely Travis has  decided to leave the Band due to work commitments at university. We wish her well for the future.