Skelmersdale Prize Band

Registered charity number 508535

NEWS 2013

Comic Relief: The band's 10 hour Blowathon raised a fantastic amount of £686 for Comic Relief! A big thank you goes to all who came to support us, played, kept us fed and watered and donated money.

New Faces and Welcome Returns: The band welcomes the return of former players Tony Thomas and Jo Moss. It's great to see Peter Gore back playing after a short illness and also Helen Melling after the birth of her little girl Isabelle. The band also welcomes Jenny Littlehales who has been helping us out at contests and Abi Gaskell who will be making her debut at our next contest.

10 hour Blowathon!:The band played for 10 hours to raise money for Comic Relief. It was hard work but an enjoyable day and it was great to see so many friends and supporters. Thanks everyone who helped on the day and everyone who has donated money...we're looking forward to letting you know the grand total soon! If you have not yet sponsored us but wish to do so please give donations to a band member or follow this link all money is going to Comic Relief!

Fundraising for Comic Relief: David Lyon and Arthur Gore have been guests on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about the band and our fundraising for Comic Relief. Click here to listen! (About 1 hour 39mins in and again at 1 hour 46 mins)

10 hour banding marathon: On March 16th the band will be playing for 10 hours to raise money for Comic Relief. Members of the band have sponsorship forms and ALL money raised will go to Comic please give generously! Click here to sponsor us!

Happy Birthday Peter!: The band wish euphonium player Peter Gore a very happy 65th birthday. Peter has had a break from playing due to ill-health and has been greatly missed but now that his recuperation is well on its way we are looking forward to seeing him soon. 

Brass at the Guild: The band was placed an excellent 2nd place at the recent Preston Contest.  Many thanks to Diane Chapman for stepping in to help out and good to see Jennifer Littlehales down on cornet. Big thanks to David Chapman for all his hard work in the build up. Looking forward to Blackpool now!!!

Congratulations! This goes to Helen Melling and Tom Williams who became proud parents after the birth of their baby girl Isabelle! All are doing well and we wish them the very best.

John Roberts: Former principal cornet player and conductor of the band John Roberts sadly passed away on Thursday 10th January. John is fondly remembered by the band as being a true gentleman who always had a smile to share and time for everyone. He was always very encouraging and supportive to all. John was well known to many local bands and will be very much missed. Our thoughts go out to John's wife Doreen, his family, friends and Pilling Jubilee Silver Band (who John had been conducting).

New Year, New News Page: The band would like to wish it's players and supporters a very happy new year! Thanks for your continued support and hard work. 2012 was a hugely successful year for the band and you can still view news from 2012 and previous years by following the tabs at the top of the page (hover over 'NEWS' and a drop-down menu should appear). The band will be returning from their Christmas break on Tuesday 8th January preparing for upcoming contests!