November 2009 Newsletter

November 13th 2009

Christmas Starts Early!

Eccles Borough Band have already started their Christmas Programme for 2009. On Thursday November 12th we took part in the events for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Eccles Town Centre. The lights were swtched on by Ditchy & Salty, the breakfast presenters from Real Radio.

The band were also joined on the night by Monton Voices and there was entertainment and food from the Yemeni Community Association.

Pontins Contest

On Saturday October 24th, Eccles Band took part in the 4th section of the annual Pontins Contest. Our performance of Benn Tubb’s “A Bournemouth Suite” was placed 3rd by the adjudicators, Alan Morrison and David Horsefield.

The contest was won by Hazel Grove with the Farnworth and Walkden band taking second place.

What others said about our performance:

4 Bars Rest Retrospective

“Eccles in third perhaps just paid the price of trying too hard in places to show that they had the broadest dynamic range of the field.

They did benefit from some lovely individual moments, especially in the euphonium line, but a touch less robustness in the ensemble may have brought more pastel shades of colour to a boldly painted rendition.”

New members

The band are happy to welcome a couple of new horn players. Matt Price joins us from Sale Brass and Kirsty McNeil joins us whilst she is studying at University in Manchester. We hope they both enjoy their time with us.