Pleasley return to butlins

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Brassycornet, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Brassycornet

    Brassycornet New Member

    The Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band will be competing in the Butlins National Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival this weekend at Skegness. The band have been working hard since returning to full rehearsals after the Christmas break to compete in this major competition after an absence of 11 years and will be up 13 other bands.
    Over the past two years the band has gone from strength to strength with a membership of 28 players. Under the direction of David Cutting and the commitment and enthusiasm of the players, the band have resurrected itself to competition standard and are looking forward to taking centre stage.

    Although the band will be minus Ian Whawell and Alan Kemp due to illness the band are able to borrow whilst at the competition so they will have a full compliment to ensure a resounding performance.
    Band Secretary Helen Cutting said

    “The band are playing really well and have worked very hard over the past months to be able to compete and we are all very excited about playing at this competition. This is the start of a busy year for the band as bookings are starting to flow in as well as the band competing in Midland Area Championships in March. On behalf of the band we would like to say thank you to South Mids Band and also to Shirebrook for the loan of 2 basses, without their help we certainly would not have been able to go”.:clap:
  2. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    What a come back - really well done.
    Good to hear of bands fighting back and surviving rather than going t'other way.

    - Wilkie
  3. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    same also, won't be competing with you this year in the 4th as we got promoted, but what a lovely success story. Good Luck!!

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