This weekend has seen the band perform at Langley Park on Saturday for a World War One centenary event and at Beamish Museum on Sunday.
The Band playing the March 1914 at Langley Park
The Band played in the Masonic Hall at Beamish Museum due to the rain and wind on Sunday. We had a steady flow of people listening to us all afternoon. A huge thank you goes to Kath for helping us out today. We really appreciate the help from all the deps that have come to help over our summer season. This is the last public job the band has for this summer and we now enjoy a well earned rest and the weekends band free to spend with our families. Thank you to all of our supporters and people who have engaged the band or donated over the last two months.
Today saw the band play at a very hot South Shields Amphitheatre. There was a fantastic crowd which enjoyed the programme we played. A big thank you goes to Kath for helping us out today.
The band have had a fabulous day at Durham Miners Gala and we enjoyed entertaining the general public and our trusty followers. We would like to say a massive well done to our youngest member Leila who made her debut today marching. We are very proud of her and how well she managed.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Iain, Jordan, Yvan, Garry, Kevin, Jonny, Amy, Beth W, Beth J, Christian, Steady and Ben for helping us out.
Thanks also to the banner groups of Esh Winning, West Rainton and Shotton Colliery for supporting the band. Together we help to keep the mining heritage of our area alive.
To see the images and videos from today, click read more
This weekend has seen the band perform at an engagement at Esh Village for a 1st World War commemoration event on Saturday (7th July) and at Wharton Park on Sunday (8th July).
On Saturday, the band performed at a World War 1 commemoration event on Esh Village Green. There was a lovely community atmosphere with lots to offer everyone including somewhere to watch the England match. Thank you to Dave, Sean and James for helping us out on Saturday.
On Sunday, the band performed at Wharton Park in Durham. There was a great audience despite the sweltering heat as the sun came out. The band would also like to say a warm welcome to Devin Gaskell, who has joined the band on 2nd horn which has now completed our horn section. We would also like to say a big thank you to Dave and Abi for helping us out on Sunday, it is much appreciated.
To view the images from the jobs over this weekend, please click on read more.
The band would like to say a huge congratulations to our members Richard and Charlotte who have graduated today from New College Durham. Here they are with our conductor Phillip - well done guys.
The Band were placed a respectable 5th place at the Picnic in the Park contest at Houghall College today
The band participated in the Picnic in the Park Entertainment Contest at Houghall College today and we managed to come in a respectable 5th place. Congratulations goes to Easington, Houghton and Westoe for taking the top three prizes. To see the images from the day, click read more.
The band would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest recruit, Charlotte Tait, to the band. She made her debut today on the percussion section.
We would also like to thank Dave, Jimmy and Beth for helping us out today and our regular players Ben and Simon.
Our 20 minute programme consisted of:
All Night Long
Abide with Me -Hyme Tune
Live and Let Die - Soprano Solo (Nicola Evans)
Ballerina - March
The full results are as follows:
1st - Easington
2nd - Houghton
3rd - Westoe
4th - NASUWT Concert Band
5th - Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band
6th - DMA
7th - Valley Brass
8th - Felling