Elland Silver Band closed the weekend in a rousing style with one of the most entertaining concerts of 2016. On the 23 October [Sunday], their tightly packed, dynamic, 90 minute programme gave the Boarshurst faithful a real treat. One with sublime solos. Also fresh talent, helped in no small part by the band’s wonderful Youth, Training, and Starter bands. Not least their success at Hardraw Scar and Bolsover entertainment contests and, for Elland Silver Youth Band, the Rochdale contest – all in the space of six weeks. Continue reading Elland Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club→
Boarshurst Band Club’s role in boosting Anglo-Norwegian relations
Our fellows in Westminster could have learned a thing or three about Anglo-Norwegian relations from Boarshurst Band Club. Instead of trying to engineer a post-Brexit trade deal with another non-EU country, our fellows invited one of Norway’s finest youth bands to the Greenbridge Lane venue.
What else could we have said about Tintwistle Band’s concert last night, other than its vivaciousness? Its panache? Its mix of tango, waltz, and a nice brew to round off proceedings? Sunday night’s concert with Sarah Groarke-Booth as musical director brought a touch of class and a subtle self-effacing nature at the same time. Like the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, there was something for everyone (gluten free and paleo diet options were also available).
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How a concert of two halves made for a varied and interesting programme
In spite of being one of the closest brass bands to Boarshurst Band Club, visits to this august institution by last night’s guests have been few and far between. Their last visit to the Greenbridge Lane venue was the North West Regional Championship Preview Evening. Last night’s [02 October] concert with Delph Band saw a sparkling display, under the dual conductorship of Jonathan Davies and Phil Goodwin.
No media form inspires as many songs as radio. The most obvious reason is the fact they may be played on radio stations (of course). There is the intimate nature that radio has, especially the ability to picture the scene in your mind. This is cheapened or nullified on screen. Hence my preference towards radio commentary over television commentary for live football matches. For the General Election, radio instead of television any day. Continue reading Great Songs About Radio: The Not So Perfect Ten→