July 2012

posted 28 Oct 2015, 15:42 by Philip Owen   [ updated 28 Oct 2015, 15:51 ]
Youth in the Community

On 9th July the Youth band joined up with the young brass players from King Edwin and King Edward Primary Schools and the Brunts School Concert Band in concert at the Polish Catholic Club, Mansfield. The concert was a joint venture to promote the young players in the area.

The Thoresby Colliery Youth Band opened the programme with the March from the English Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams. This was followed by Lord of all Hopefulness featuring Kay Fritchley. After several more items it was the turn of the youngest players, aged between 8 – 10yrs.They all took it in turns to play a short solo then they played along with the Thoresby Colliery Youth Band in several specially arranged pieces for this group. The families listening were enthralled with these youngsters as 6 months ago most had only learnt a handful of notes.

The Brunt’s School Concert Band, conducted by Stan Lippeatt followed, entertaining the audience with Sheep May Safely Graze, My Heart Will Go On, Candle In the Wind and they concluded their programme with the two items they were recently awarded a Gold Award for at the Mansfield Music Festival, Skye Boat Song and Grand March from Aida. King Edward pupils will probably continue their education at Brunt’s so this venture introduced them to the ensemble they have the opportunity to progress to.

For the last 12 years the Thoresby Colliery Youth Band have been working in the local community with young brass / percussion players and have their own highly acknowledge tutors working with the band. After starting the programme with music from England the band continued their programme with a British feel and turned to music with an Olympic flavour with Fanfare for the Common Man and then gave the audience a flavour of the Proms with Radetsky March, You’ll Never Walk Alone and Land of Hope and Glory.