Sunday, 6 July 2014

East Lancashire Concert Band Needs You!

The East Lancashire Concert Band has been in existence since 1842 and more recently they have played in and helped organise the Armed Forces Day concert in 2011 and 2012, followed by Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Titanic Centenary events in 1912.

As part of the WW1 Centenary commemoration the band discovered a “Pals March” written for piano in 1914. This piece has been arranged for full band by the groups lead trumpeter Nick Holme, recorded, and broadcast on Radio Lancashire in February 2013. The Hyndburn Group still liked the idea of a new commission however, so they searched for a suitable composer and discovered our own historic links with the Accrington Pals.

Dr. Peter Meechan has now completed their Arts Council funded commission “Letters for Home”. The première will be performed at the Accrington Town Hall Concert in September. This will be recorded by Radio Lancashire and broadcast at Christmas.

They asked me to pass on this message:

East Lancashire Concert Band Needs You!

We need musicians.

If there is anything you can do or suggest that might boost our numbers we would be most grateful. We are a community band and ALL musicians with some ability are welcome.

We would like to produce a decent Souvenir Programme for the Centenary Concert.

Because of the significance of this event, we aspire to a more professional looking end product. We have already invested a lot of effort in
design and artwork but hope to avoid a massive photo-copying job by enlisting a quality printer to help us.

Ian McGuinness
01204 303971