Gallery – Our Band in action

Here is our blog of recent events and some of our lighter moments 

Saturday 4th September 2021

Back with our friends at Hamstall Ridware for a quintessentially English Afternoon Village Fete.


Friday 3rd September 2021

We were honoured and privileged to be performing for CHAPS (Chase Arts for Public Places) at the official unveiling / dedication ceremony of the newly commissioned National Miners Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum. The dedication was overseen by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.


25th / 26th August 2021

We were delighted to return to Staffordshire County Show this year, following the restrictions of 2020 and considering it was the first time in the shows history that the event was held in August, it was a tremendous Show.

(two days on the bandstand)


(Between performances)

(fun in the sun with our banding families)


Tuesday 28th July 2021

Cracking rehearsal tonight 🎺🎶
Great to be back in full swing and terrific to be able to meet up for a well earned ‘post-rehearsal’ drink 🍺 


Tuesday 21st July 2021

Heat wave ☀️ No problem…
We held a wonderful outdoor rehearsal last night 🎺🎶 and our thanks to John Inglis for stepping in to conduct. 
Great to welcome some returning members and delighted to welcome new players again  
So a very warm LHBB welcome to Nicky on tenor horn 🎵



 

Tuesday 25th May 2021

Well, we held our first rehearsal for 14 months tonight and it was terrific to be back together.

Excellent turnout and great to see everyone again.

Certainly very different with covid safe protocols but everyone felt safe and comfortable.

Delighted to welcome some new players too, so a very warm welcome to Andrew & Samantha.

 


Tuesday 27th October 2020

Our first outing since February and we were privileged to perform at The Grange Residential Home for Iris Parrish who celebrated her 100th Birthday.





Summer 2020 – LOCKDOWN 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to meet, rehearse or perform since March 2020. Our playing members remain busy practicing at home, so we will be ready to perform once restrictions are lifted.


Sunday 2nd February 2020 

We started our 2020 season performing for Chase Arts for Public Spaces during their fundraising Mining Memorabilia Auction


We closed 2019 with our Year-End After Party – 2019 was a great season for us.



 

Final concert of 2019 – Victory Church Rugeley





Friday 13th December – Christmas Carols Tesco Hednesford 

 




Sunday 8th December – Light-Up-A-Life

Katharine House Hospice, Stafford

 

Saturday 7th December 2019 – busy bringing some Christmas Cheer to Rugeley Town Centre



Christmas at Hill Ridware WI

28th November 2019




Remembrance Sunday 2019 – Bloxwich

We respectfully joined residents and community groups of Bloxwich to pay respect to the fallen



November 2019 – Rugeley Remembers 

We proudly supported Rugeley Town in the lead up to Remembrance Day



21st September 2019 – a perennial favourite of ours as we were delighted to return to Gnosall & Newport Lions-Club for their 2019 Proms Concert

 

 

September – Lea Hall Social-Club Open Day It was great to meet some new prospective players and we look forward to seeing you at training-band or full rehearsal 

 

August-19 – rehearsals continue throughout the summer as we look forward to a busy Autumn programme 

 

Sunday 16th June – Back on home turf and privileged to perform at the unveiling of the Lea Hall Miners Memorial 

 

Not forgetting our pre-performance sound-check with last minute directions from our very engaging Musical Director 

 

8th June 2019 we were pleased to be invited back to Hamstall Ridware Village Fete – always a pleasure to perform at this quintessentially English Summer Fete

 

29th & 30th May 2019 – great couple of days on the Bandstand at Staffordshire County Show

 

Sunday 28th April 2019 – We we’re honoured to perform at the 2019 Anzac Day Commemoration Service on Cannock Chase, along with local organisations from across Staffordshire

 

 

Final rehearsal before Easter tonight, can only mean one thing – CAKE

 

Reflecting on the time we played in the gardens beneath this beautiful and iconic landmark, our thoughts are with all in Paris at this time

 

Saturday 6th April 2019 – the band were honoured to play for the Hilton-Main Miners Memorial unveiling in Featherstone, Wolverhampton

 

Having some fun at rehearsal under  the direction of our M.D.

 

Final Concert of 2018 – a great end to the year performing for our friends at Victory Church, Rugeley

And our end of year party is always great fun…

 

December 2018 – few snaps from our various Christmas Carol sessions across Staffordshire

 

December 2018 – Lea Hall Christmas Fayre

 

November 2018 – The Battle Is Over ‘Beacon Lighting Ceremony’ in Norton Canes marks The First World War Armistice

November 2018 -The Battle Is Over Festival Of Remembrance Rose Theatre, Rugeley marks The First World War Armistice

November 2018 – Remembrance Sunday Norton Canes

 

Autumn 2018 – Band Social daytrip to Blackpool

 

Autumn 2018 – St Pauls Church Concert, Rugeley

 

Halloween Fun in the practice hall

 

Our Support Team – half time refreshments at rehearsal just wouldn’t be the same without them

 

 

Summer 2018 – Trentham Gardens

Summer 2018 – Northycote Park Farm

Summer 2018 – Hednesford Festival

 

Spring 2018 – Private Wedding at Pendrall Hall, Wolverhampton

Spring 2018 – Anzac Day, Cannock Chase

 

Three years ago, we launched our Bring On The Brass recruitment programme in order to assure Brassbands have a sustainable future across Cannock Chase and surrounding area. Here is a link to some highlights from that first campaign.