Con­cert to show­case tal­ented bands

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A MU­SIC group is show­cas­ing its tal­ent with a con­cert af­ter re­cent suc­cess at a com­pe­ti­tion.

Lions Youth Brass, which fea­tures many Mac­cles­field mem­bers, saw all three of its bands win at the re­cent Na­tional Youth Brass Band Cham­pi­onships.

The event at the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic saw the Lions Youth Brass band, con­ducted by Nigel Birch, win the sil­ver award in the Cham­pi­onship Sec­tion.

It also saw a great per­for­mance from band mem­ber Wil­liam Dakin who was judged to be the best in­stru­men­tal­ist in the sec­tion.

This was fol­lowed by vic­tory by the ju­nior band which, un­der Tom Han­cock, was awarded gold in the Ju­nior Sec­tion. This was one bet­ter than the sil­ver the band won at last year’s fes­ti­val.

To top off a su­perb com­pe­ti­tion, the band’s Be­gin­ners group won the Glass Tro­phy – the Most Po­ten­tial Award – un­der the di­rec­tion of Chris Thomp­son.

In ad­di­tion to all these awards, chair of the group Jane Stubbs was awarded the Brian Hicks Memo­rial Tro­phy for her ded­i­ca­tion to Lions and youth band­ing.

To cel­e­brate its suc­cess Mac­cles­field and District Lions, which spon­sor the band, is hold­ing a con­cert by all three bands at King’s School on Satur­day, July 16. The event starts at 7.30pm. There will be a col­lec­tion for the Lions Char­ity Trust Fund at the con­cert.

Tick­ets can be bought from Cherry Blos­som Bak­ery, 6 Church Street, Mac­cles­field or by calling Arthur Clen­ton on 01625 829438.

Lions Youth Brass was formed in 1989 with the help of spon­sor­ship from lo­cal Lions clubs.

In the last fi­nan­cial year Mac­cles­field and District Lions has made over 60 grants to groups and char­i­ties to­talling more than £20,000.

These in­clude BBC Chil­dren in Need, Mid­dle­wood Rid­ing for the Disabled, CRE8, East Cheshire Hos­pice, Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion - Dis­as­ter Re­lief and Mary Sun­ley Canal Boat Char­ity, as well as Lions Youth Brass.

It also do­nated £1,000 to the Bosley Dis­as­ter Ap­peal, has helped schools in Bolling­ton to pur­chase de­fib­ril­la­tors and given a do­na­tion to Prest­bury Park play­ground.

●● The Lions Youth Brass Band

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