The Band have been performing at St Paul's Centre in Spennymoor tonight. It was an enjoyable concert and we hope that the audience loved it as much as we did. We would like to say a big thank you to Fiona, Gareth and Kym for helping us out tonight. You are all amazing and we really do appreciate your help. Also a big thank you to Hugh Stephenson for taking the photos.
The band had a very enjoyable Race Night tonight raising funds for our trip to Cheltenham for the National Finals in September. A massive thank you goes to everybody who helped with the buffet and the stalls. Also, a big thank you to Valerie for organising the whole night and everybody who attended. All of your support means a lot to the band. Please click on the images to view them in full screen of the Race Night.
The Band have been playing at the Locomotion Museum at Shildon today as part of the Brass Festival and the Locomotion's Classic Car Rally. A big thank you goes to Kym for helping us out today. A very busy weekend of music making has finished.
Tonight saw the Band participating in the Durham Hymns Project in Durham Cathedral with the Community Choir and the Durham Miners' Association Brass Band. It was a very moving tribute to the soldiers of the Battle of the Somme. We would like to say a massive thank you to our conductor for the evening Mr Alan Fernie, who has worked us hard in preparation for tonight and for putting us forward for the project. It has been a real honour to be apart of it. Another thanks goes to Alison Lister (and her team) and the Northern Regional Brass Band Trust for commissioning and organising the event.
It is with much sadness that the Band has learnt today of the death of Cliff Johnston. Cliff was secretary of the Band in the early 80's and was one of the persons responsible for the Band obtaining the band hall. Our condolences go to his wife Linda, daughter Christina and son Derek
The Band have had a brilliant day at Durham Miners Gala and also managed to avoid many of the showers which occurred during the day. We would like to say a big thank you to Christian, Yvan, Iain, Steady, Heather, Shelley, Trevor and Les for helping us out today.
The Band has performed at Bearpark Club tonight as part of Bearpark Parish Council's Eve of the Gala concert. The Band had a great night despite being interrupted by two builders wanting to play with the Band. A big thank you goes to Kym for helping the Band out tonight.
The Band are looking forward to Durham Miners Gala on Saturday. If you see us, remember to give us a shout and a wave. We are taking Esh Winning Banner and West Rainton School Banner into Durham on Saturday.