Keswick Proms

This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston were in concert at the 2016 prom in the park held at Fitz Park, Keswick. It was a great pleasure to be invited back to Fitz Park to entertain an enthusiastic Proms audience. The event began at 5.30 with the Soprano Emily Robinson.

We began our concert with   To the Front Arr L Johnston, The Floral Dance, Just a Closer Walk,1914 march, Eb Bass Solo Air and Rondo, Ticket to Ride and ended our first half with the march Motondo.
Our second half of the programme began with the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment March, Euphonium Solo Serenade Arr L Johnston, The Great Escape, Waterloo to the Somme Arr L Johnston.  This evening’s concert was brought to a close when both the Soprano Emily Robinson and Burneside Brass performed Jerusalem, Pomp and Circumstance Number 1 and Fantasia on British Sea Songs. The audience joined in with the singing of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia.
Soloists tonight were
Craig Woods Solo Trombone, Dave Higson Solo Horn and Harold Roberts featuring in Just a Closer Walk
Peter Gratrix – Eb Bass Solo Air and Rondo
David French – Euphonium Solo Serenade Arr L Johnston
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Kirkby Lonsdale contest

Today was Kirkby Lonsdale contest day and both Burneside Bands were contesting.

It is three years since the training band were able to play at this contest and they made everyone very proud.

They were led today by their MD Dave Higson. We started the contest with the National Anthem which was a great honour for a training band; following this they performed their program.

Men of Harlech
The Hymn Tune Abide with Me
Pirates of the Caribbean
Slaidburn with a Twist.
Following our performance the adjudicator then presented the band with the Goff Richards Trophy which Isaac Mckenna collected on behalf of the band.
Burneside Brass had to wait a very long time to play at today’s contest as we were drawn 8 out of 8 bands and by the time it was our turn to play the weather had turned very nasty.
We braved the heavy rain and marched to the contest area to the march Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston.
We then took to the contest area and under the direction of our MD Mr L Johnston we played our entertainment program.
The march Motondo
The Hymn tune Angles watching over us
Eb Bass Solo Air and Rondo performed by Mr Peter Gratrix
The Days of John Peel composed by our MD Mr L Johnston.
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Concert To Celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday held at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ambleside

This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr L Johnston were pleased to be invited to put on a Concert To Celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday held at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ambleside and hosted by The Rotary Club of Ambleside.
The concert was opened with 2 verses of The National Anthem and then we started our program with the March To The Front Arr L Johnston, followed by Jerusalem, The Floral Dance, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, The Hymn tune Eventide, The March Motondo, Serenade Arr L Johnston, Going Home, Just a closer walk and we closed the first half of our concert with 1914 March.
After a short interval we returned to the concert platform and started our second half of the program with Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston, I Vow to Thee My Country, Air and Rondo, Ticket to Ride, Pride of the Fair Arr L Johnston, The Great Escape, Waterloo to the Somme Arr L Johnston, Tuxedo Junction Arr C Woods, Pomp and Circumstance and we closed our performance tonight with The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment March.
Our Soloists this evening were
David French Solo Euphonium – performing Serenade Arr L Johnston
Craig Woods Solo Trombone, Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Dave Higson Featured in Just a closer walk
Peter Gatrix EEb Bass performing Air and Rondo
Craig Woods Solo Trombone, David French Solo Euphonium, Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Peter Gatrix EEb Bass featured in Tuxedo Junction Arr C Woods.
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Happy Mount Park

This afternoon Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston performed for the first time this year in Happy Mount Park Morecambe.
We were very lucky today with the weather and a very large audience came to listen to us and also enjoy the odd ice cream :)
We opened our performance with the March Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston, Just a Closer Walk, Sinatra in Concert Arr D Higson, Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston, Waterloo to the Somme Arr L Johnston, The Prayer, Air and Rondo, I Vow to Thee my Country, Country Scene and we ended our first half performance with Motondo.
After a short break for Ice creams we returned to the stand and began the second half of our performance with the 1914 March, Fantasia on Sea Songs, Serenade Arr L Johnston, The Great Escape, Angels Watching Over Me, Going Home, Pride of the Fair Arr L Johnston, Jerusalem and we closed our program with The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment March.
Soloists of the day were
Dave Higson – Solo Horn performing Bonnie Annie Laurie
Craig Woods Solo Trombone, Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Dave Higson Solo Horn featured in Just a Closer Walk
Debbie Caine – Principal Cornet The Prayer
Peter Gratrix – EEb Bass performing Air and Rondo
David French – Solo Euphonium Performing Serenade
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90th Birthday celebration for HRH The Queen

This afternoon a small group of players from Burneside Brass led by John Kirby performed in Ambleside.
We provided the musical entertainment as the Evergreen club held a 90th Birthday celebration for HRH The Queen, there were toasts to The Queen and memories shared by those present of times when they had either seen or meet the Queen.
We began the afternoon with the National Anthem and began our short program with The Kings Own Royal Border Regimental March, Going Home, Pride of the Fair Arr L Johnston, Eternal Father Arr L Johnston and The March to The Front Arr L Johnston.
Whilst the band had a short break those attending the celebration were served with sandwiches, cakes, hot drinks and a celebration drink.
We began the second half with Jerusalem, Pomp and Circumstance, Just a closer, walk Onwards Christian Soldiers, Abide with Me and closed the afternoon with 1914 March.
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First Concert for 2016

This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston performed our first concert of 2016 season. The concert was held at Crooklands and we had a very appreciative audience.

We began our first half with To the Front arr L Johnston followed by Just a Closer Walk, Going Home, Ticket to Ride, Floral Dance, Lass of Richmond Hill arr L Johnston, Pride of the Fair arr L Johnston, Blaydon Races and we concluded the first half with The March Motondo.
The second half of the program began with The King’s Own Border Regiment March arr L Johnston, followed by Tuxedo Junction arr Craig Woods, Bonnie Annie Laurie arr L Johnston, The Great Escape, Waterloo to the Somme arr L Johnston, 1914 March, Sinatra in Concert arr D Higson, Gems of Irish Melody arr L Johnston and Arromanches.
At end of our performance the audience  requested an encore and so we closed this evenings concert with 1914 March.
Soloists tonight were
Craig Woods Solo Trombone and Harold Roberts Flugel Horn – Just a Closer Walk
Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone and Peter Gratrix EEb Bass – Lass of Richmond -Arr L Johnston.
David French Solo Euphonium – Blaydon Races
Craig Woods Solo Trombone, Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone, David French Euphonium and Peter Gratrix – Tuxedo Junction
Dave Higson Solo Horn – Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston
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Thank you to our Deps tonight Ian and Pauline.
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Another busy weekend in the lead up to Christmas

The weekend of 11th – 13th December has been a busy one for Burneside Brass on Friday we were the guest band to perform at the K Shoes Male Voice Christmas Concert where all money raised is being donated to the flood appeal.
Burneside Brass took the decision to donate all our engagement fees and money collected during 11/12/2015 – 24/12/2015 to the Cumbria Flood appeal, helping to help the people of South Cumbria rebuild their lives.
On Saturday we had a small band out playing Christmas music to the shoppers at Booths supermarket in Milnthorpe.
On Sunday afternoon Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr L Johnston provided the musical support for The Rotary Club of Windermere Christmas Coffee and Carols afternoon event held at the Hydro Hotel Windermere. We played several Christmas Carols during the afternoon and also a small selection of Christmas music.
Once we had finished at Windermere a small group of players dashed back to Burneside to help them celebrate their first ever Burneside Lantern parade, followed by the singing of Christmas Carols at St Oswalds Church Burneside.
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Remembrance Sunday 2015

Today Burneside Brass provided musical support for two Remembrance events in the South Lakes.

On Sunday morning under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston we provided musical support for the Remembrance Service at Kendal Parish Church.

Our in going voluntaries were
Jerusalem
Deep Harmony
Hymn to the Fallen
I Vow to thee My Country

During the service we accompanied the Organist playing the hymns that were sung today.

Debbie Caine and Joh Kirkby played The Last Post and Reveille.

Reflective piece of music was “Fallen Heroes” The Mansions of the Lord Arr D Higson

Outgoing Voluntary was Arromanches March

On Sunday afternoon under the direction of Mr Bill Hartley the Main band and the Training band joined forces and provided the musical support for the Windermere Remembrance parade.

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Presidents Evening 2015

This evening family and friends of Burneside Brass attended our annual presidents evening. The event was held at Burneside Cricket club.

The Burneside Brass Training Band under the direction of Dave Higson started the evening by performing Slaidburn, Abide with Me, Annie’s song performed by Grace Cooke Flugel Horn and John-Henry 1st Baritone and they concluded their performance with the Theme tune from Pirates.

After their performance three awards were presented

Best attendance at the Training Band Tom Bowen- Burke
Most improved beginner John Cooke
Best improved player Grace Cooke

After the training band members had left the stand it was the turn of the main band to entertain the audience.

Under the Direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston we started our performance with the March Boots and Saddles Arr D Higson and then the following solo items were performed

Ave Maria Debbie Caine Principal Cornet
Tuba Smarties Tony Draper Eb Bass
Only Love David Henley Soprano Cornet
Gerorgia on my Mind Harold Roberts Flugel Horn
The Acrobat Craig Woods Solo Trombone
Bonnie Annie Laurie Dave Higson Solo Horn
Portrait of my Love David French Solo Euphonium
Air and Rondo Peter Gratrix Eb Bass

Presentation of Awards

Musical Directors Award Dave Higson Solo Horn
The Maggie Lees Award Craig Woods Solo Trombone

Pat Parkinson was presented with a leaving gift as she has recently stepped down from the Band .

The outgoing band President Peter Crawford was presented with a Pewter Tankard and a Musical decorated fruit cake.

We closed our performance with the March Peace and Plenty Arr Laurie Johnston.

 

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Centenary concert for the Women’s Institute

This evening Burneside Brass under the direction of our MD Mr Laurie Johnston was part of the entertainment for the Centenary concert for the Women’s Institute held at the Kendal Parish Church.

We shared the platform this evening with Gabriel Reid on oboe, Emily Robinson (soprano) and Alex Phillips (piano), OttoVoce Director: Tracey Penwarden and Colin Dean (organ)

We were honoured to open the concert with Jerusalem and then continued with Just a Closer Walk, The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston and we ended our first part of our programme with the 1914 March.

Our second part of the programme was Peace and Plenty Arr L Johnston, Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston, Skyfall and Ticket to Ride.

We closed the WI Centenary celebration concert with Pirates of the Caribbean, The Acrobat, Boots and Saddles Arr D Higson and The National Anthem.

Soloists tonight were
Harold Roberts Flugel Horn and Craig Woods featuring in Just a Closer Walk
Oliver Bateman 1st Baritone and Peter Gratrix EEb Bass, performing the duet The Lass of Richmond Hill Arr L Johnston.
Dave Higson Solo Horn performing the horn solo Bonnie Annie Laurie Arr L Johnston.
Craig Woods Solo Trombone performing The Acrobat.

This engagement was the last event for our 2nd Horn player Pat Parkinson who has decided it is time to step down form the band. All of us at Burneside Brass wish to thank Pat for everything she has done for the band during her time with the band; she will be missed by us all.

We do however welcome Alice Carthy who will be now taking the 2nd horn seat as the band moves forward in the 3rd section.

This engagement was the last one of this year’s summer season and tonight we would like to thank the following for helping us out tonight,
Leo – Solo Cornet, Adrian – Soprano Cornet, John Redgate Solo Euphonium, Cyril Stoneham – EEb Bass and Mike Unsworth BBb Bass who very kindly stepped in at the very last minute and travelled from St Helens to play for us.

 

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