Concert to showcase talented bands
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