Hyde Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Ivan Hutchinson LRSM, AMusTCL, CTABRSM, RM as the bands new musical director. Ivan brings his vast experience of the Brass Band world to Hyde Band. His knowledge and expertise as well as drive and enthusiasm for brass banding will help to develop the band and build on the bands solid foundations. The band and is currently preparing the band for a busy concert season and are looking forward to competing in the Autumn this year.
A huge thank you to John and Juliet Cook for opening up their Bluebell Wood to the public during May. The Bluebells did not disappoint on a fantastic weekend raising funds for the band. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to help run the event.
Regent Centre Concert: After the hugely successful Charity concert at the Regent Centre, in aid of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Mark Fletcher the bands chairman presented a cheque for £500 to the head of fundraising for the Charity. The band thoroughly enjoyed playing at the venue for the first time and is looking forward to hopefully playing there again in the near future.
The band would like to welcome back Peter Wise who will be taking the Band to the 2008 West of England Area Contest on 9th March 2008. The test piece is Festival Music by Eric Ball. The band are very much looking forward to working with Peter during this time.
Having made the long trip to Harrogate for the National Finals, with unplanned stop on the M1 and M62, We arrived at 18.30 for our first rehearsal in Brighouse. The Band excelled and were sounding good.
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