The band performed a Fund Raising Concert tonight along side our learners band led by Doreen Lambeth. The learners did an excellent job and we can hear they are really improving. Following the learners the senior band took to the stage and were joined in five items by two fantastic local singers who teach at Esh Winning Junior School, Helen Grainger and Richard Butler, Richard even wanted to sing with the band as we played our encore 'You Raise Me Up' but did not know the words. A couple of minutes later and with the help of Mr. Google he had the words on his phone and so we played, he sang, his mother got up with him and joined in, the audience did the arms in the air swaying thingy, fantastic end to a brilliant concert. A request was then made for us to play Gresford and the audience to stand, being a Colliery band, this we did, under the Esh Winning Colliery Banner that is proudly displayed on the stage, a very poignant moment. A good evening was had by audience and band alike, we were also treated to a pie and pea supper for which a big thank you must go to Mary Hayton and Audrey Craig and their team.