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Meltham Christmas Concert - Review 2016 Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 December 2016 14:07

CHRISTMAS CONCERT


Last Friday, 16th December in Meltham Parish Church, Meltham and Meltham Mills Band presented what in my opinion was their finest Concert in many years as they celebrated their Annual Christmas Concert with a huge audience, who were treated to a most enjoyable and well chosen programme presented by the ever affable MD Tim Sidwell.

Traditional Christmas items were interspersed by two of the band’s soloists with 14yr old Max Lawrence in most secure performance on trombone of ‘Where E’er You Walk’ and Solo Euphonium Chris Farrington with a truly moving rendition of ‘O Holy Night’.

The combined Training and Junior Bands presented their most polished and confident performance to date, which was most enthusiastically and well deserved applauded.

Presentations of Senior band awards went to Mark Wears { Players Player of Year } and Amanda Rank { Bandsperson of Year } while the Juniors Award went to the Black Family, Mark and his sons Owen and Theo for their commitment and dedication in travelling every Tuesday from across the motorway.

The Junior/Training band’s parents provided interval refreshments of Sherry, Mulled Wine and Mince pies and cake to further enhance a really happy and relaxed ‘aura’ to an outstanding evening.


Thanks to all, and Bravo Tim!


Stuart P R O

 
Meltham Band Christmas Concert 2016 Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 November 2016 21:43

Meltham Band Christmas 2016

 
M&MMB and Friends of M&MMB AGM 2016 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:33

 

Meltham and Meltham Mills Band

and Friends of Meltham and Meltham Mills Band

2016 AGM


Thursday 29th September, 2016

7:45pm at Bandroom, Bent House, Tinker Lane, Meltham


All Welcome.

 

 
L.N.O.P. Meltham - 15th October 2016 Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 October 2016 20:24

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS              

Meltham Parish Church

15th October 2016

 

This years Annual Proms Concert marked the ‘debut’ of the new M D Tim Sidwell, in which he helped produce a most entertaining programme delivered in a competent and often humourous style-  Well done M D.

After struggling somewhat with the Overture; The Force of Destiny, the band settled down to present some exciting sounds in James Bond Collection and Shostakovich’s Second Waltz followed with a most moving Snell arrangement of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

The band items were interspersed with a quite remarkable contribution from Guest vocalist ‘Maggie Lowe’ who delivered her varied solos with real panache!

Prior to the finale the band played my favourite piece A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square followed by the traditional ‘Proms’ favourites with Sea Songs, Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem in which the band were joined with Maggie and audience for a rousing finale.

This was a fine climax to a well chosen and presented programme- a most enjoyable evening.

 

Stuart  P R O

                                                                                                             

 
170th Anniversary Concert Review Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 June 2016 11:49

170th Anniversary Concert - Saturday 11th June


Last Saturday, 11th, was a significant landmark as Meltham and Meltham Mills Band presented a special concert to mark their 170th Anniversary, and what a fantastic evening it turned out to be.

The Band were in superb form under Conductor Jonathan Beatty and had chosen and prepared a most appropriate and entertaining programme for this special occasion.

The Guest Soloist was the world renowned Cornettist Phillip McCann who presented a Masterclass in the art of cornet playing, with really wonderful Solo playing including his encore item with a stunning rendition of Post Horn Gallop.

The Junior and Training combined Bands, resplendent in their new uniforms were also in fine form as some 23 young players delivered a most confident presentation.

There really was a rare ‘buzz’ throughout the evening which was most humourously compered by David Hoyle of BBC Radio Leeds, and a very very large audience enjoyed a superb Celebration Concert. 

 

Stuart P R O

 
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