The band took part in many concerts and community events over the Christmas period. They delivered their first joint concert with Sing! Littleborough at a packed out church and the audience loved the variety of music on offer.
They rounded up the festivities with carols around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve in the square.
The players would like to take this opportunity to thank their supporters for attending their concerts, buying their CDs and donating to the band over the past year… your support enables the band to keep making progress and moving forward, representing their local community!
Saturday 20th July saw the Band’s local park filled with visitors from far and wide. Many stalls were positioned around the park, including the Band’s teddy tombola which raised £175 on the day! The band took to the bandstand and played 60 minutes of varied and enticing music for all those who came to listen.
On Sunday 21st, the Band played in the square in Littleborough before meeting the rushcart at the Waterside Restaurant and escorting it into the square, along with local dancing groups and a group from Spain. The band played a selection of music from their current repertoire to supporters whilst they enjoyed the sunshine.
Hare Hill Park
Sunday 2nd June turned out to be a quite a nice day as Littleborough Brass Band took to the band stand in their local park. The band was conducted by John Binns and the music was greatly received by all those who came to listen.
St. Andrew’s Church, Dearnley
On Saturday 18th May, 2019, Littleborough Band collaborated with Just Voice choir and performed a wide range of music for a local audience at St. Andrew’s Church. The band members loved listening to the voices of the choir who they had worked with in the pervious year at a charity event raising money for Cancer Research UK.
They hope to be able to put on more collaborative concerts later on this year.
Christmas eve was Carols around the tree in the centre of Littleborough, Members of the band meet around the tree at 6:30pm and play for about half an hour, every year we get more and more people coming along for one last festive sing before Christmas Day. Merry Christmas everyone.
Sunday 23rd was the annual Christmas Concert at Littleborough Cricket Club, another full house with many people left standing at the back. It was fun and crazy as ever, but we would not want it any other way. Sadly, this concert is always the last official concert of the year and we all know we can now relax for Christmas.
On 22nd We had a new event this year which was for the Friends of Bamford, in Rochdale. This was another community Carol Concert, it is very pleasing to see new community groups formed to bring people together and enjoy a mince pie, a cup of mulled wine and sing a few Carols together. Well done Friends of Bamford!
Tuesday 18th the band played for the Terence O’ Grady Club which caters for young adults with learning difficulties. The people are just amazing at this Club and it is the band’s favourite concert of the year, everyone always goes home happy and smiling with a big sense of satisfaction.
Sunday 16th the band was in Hare Hill Park on the bandstand for the Friends of Hare Hill Park annual Carol Concert, another well attended event and a great afternoon enjoyed by everyone.
Friday 14th the band played a second concert at the Gordon Riggs Garden Centre in Rochdale, another full house and enjoyable night plus the band love playing these concerts at Gordon Riggs as we get fed pie at the interval.
Tuesday 11th December Littleborough Band joined the Holy Trinity School Choir at Littleborough Coach House for the annual community Carol concert.
On the 7th December the band preformed their 1st Christmas concert at Gordon Riggs Garden Centre in Rochdale. The band played some new Christmas music this year which included the theme from the film “The Polar Express”, “Silver and Gold” from the 1964 film “Rodolph the red nosed reindeer”, the song “It’s Beginning to look like Christmas” and Gavin Somerset’s arrangement of “Partridge in a Pear Tree” which is based on the “Twelve days of Christmas”.
Littleborough Band played Christmas Carols on 1st December to get the shoppers in a festive mood at Morrisons supermarket.
Our WW1 Concert on the 10th November 2018 was a sell out concert and a great success.
Remembrance Day was a wet one this year but there was hundreds of people out in Littleborough centre for the Act of Remembrance service.