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!
The band enjoyed leading the procession at Ainsdale Show.
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 🎉🎈
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.
Royal Wedding Garden Party
We had a great day playing at The Millstone's Garden Party in celebration of the Royal Wedding.
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.
The Band would like to welcome Darren Fawcett who joins on Euphonium. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
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.
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.
Members of the band enjoyed watching Wicked at Liverpool Empire with members of Maghull Wind Orchestra.
Congratulations to our Diamond Players!
North West Regionals
And we're off to sunny Blackpool for the North West Regionals!
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.