Band News Page
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This page will give you all the latest news from the Cleveland Concert Band as we get it, not weeks or months after it has happend. Don't forget to take a look at or sign our guestbook folks, the link is on our Home Page for your convenience. You can also follow us via Facebook. Our first band C.D. is still on sale at £3 and can be purchased either by contacting us via this website or by ringing us on our dedicated contact number. Our NEW C.D. is on sale at £6:99 Orders can be sent by post or you could call in on one of our rehearsals, listen to the band and buy a C.D or two while you are there. We will have both our C.D's with us at our concerts throughout the year.. All our contact details are on the Home Page for your convenience..
Can you play music and do you have your own wind instrument? If you can play to a moderate standard then we would like to hear from you. Age is not a problem just as long as you enjoy meeting new people while playing good entertaining music. We will never turn anyone away who wishes to play a wind instrument and doesn't have a musical grade, not like some other local bands. Get in touch at any time or call over during a rehearsal evening to see what you think, you will not be disappointed. Donít be shy, give us a try, you will be glad you did.
News from 2020
03.04.20 Cancelled Concerts. Due to the ongoing case of this virus some of our concerts have been cancelled. We understand that we are dealing with uncertain times, we hope you are all staying safe and following the government guide lines. During this difficult time we will be uploading a track from our cds every Tuesday night. We are hoping this will lift your spirits and also give you something to look forward to when our concert season starts again. Please stay safe and we will see you all on the other side.
16.03.20 Concerts. Concert season will soon be here for us as our first concert is at Beamish Museum on Saturday 23rd May. Our diaries are filling up fast and we have a busy summer coming up. To find out were we are playing so far this year head over to our Concerts page. If you are wanting to book the band for an engagment or want to find out information on where we play what we do then give us a call or text on 07757442778. You can even message us on Facebook. See you all soon.
01.03.20 New Chapter. The band have started a new chapter in their banding journey this week. Over the last few months the band have been filling out paper work and sending information back and forth to the Charity Commisoners to try and gain Charity Status. This week we had an email to confirm we have successfully been approved to become a known registerd charity. This means that the band can now get funding to give us more opportunities to help the band grow.
19.02.20 Congratulations and AGM. The band would like to say congratulations to our Flute player Judith and our Bassoon player Gordon on their wedding day yesterday. We hope you had a wonderful day and we send you all the best wishes for the future. May the future of been Mr & Mrs bring lots of happy filled memories for you both. In addition to this the band had their AGM last Tuesday, we would like to welcome on board the new committee memebers and were looking forward to the new ideas they will bring to the table over the course of the next year. It was also agreed that we will keep our previous director Keith Morley's name on the website as a lasting memory to him. Keith was the person who started the band off all them years ago and his memory will continue to live on in the band for as long as they continue.
03.02.20 New Music. Last week saw the band look through some new music to get ready for our summer concerts. We have a wide range of music we are looking through so that you can all have a lovely sing song and a dance at our up coming concerts for the year. Our first concert of the season will be at Saltburn Band Stand on Sunday 7th June. As well as looking at new music we are still looking for new players, so if you can play an instrument, at no matter what level. Then why not pop down to see us and you may find you wish to join our wonderful, happy banding family. For more information on where to find us head over to How To Find Us or give us a text on ring on 07757442778.
20.01.20 New Players and Concerts. 2020 has started off really well for the band, last week saw us welcome back Ben on Tenor Sax. Ben use to play with the band a few years ago before taking a short time out to focus on his studies. Along with welcoming Ben back, we also welcome Paul who will be joining our Percussion team. It's lovely to see how the band just keeps getting bigger and bigger as the year's go on. In addition to new player's we also have the first two concerts booked for the season, head over to our Concerts page to see where we will be playing in the upcoming concert season. We also update our Facebook on a regual basis so why not pop over to there to keep updated on the move.
06.01.20 New Year. 2020 already, how time has flown. We are looking forward to been back in the band room tomorrow for our first rehersal of the year. Where all the hard work starts again, looking at new music and hopefully with new players to join our team. Cleveland Concert Band are curious to see what the year to come has to bring along with the concerts that come with it. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New year and we look forward to seeing you in our future concerts. Our Concerts page will be updated in the near future.
News from 2019
25.11.19 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cleveland Concert Band would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have finished all our concerts for the year now and we are looking forward to playing the new music and learning new solos when we return on the 7th January. Thank you all for the continued support and we hope you continue to support us throughout next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you in the New Year.
25.11.19 Cleveland Centre and Beamish. Over the weekend it saw it attend the Cleveland Centre on the 23rd and Beamish on the 24th November. We went to Cleveland Centre to play some Christmas carols to all the passing by, to help them get into the Christmas spirit. As well as doing this we were also trying to collect money to help keep the band going. Cleveland Concert Band are a self funded band and by doing the concerts throughout the year and the collecting during the Christmas, it helps keep the band running. It helps us to buy new music and repair instruments. Without the support of you guys, we wouldn't be able to keep going. So a BIG thank you to everyone who helps. Along with us been a the Cleveland Centre we also made our 2nd appearance this month to The Beamish Museum. We always love coming here because of the support and welcome we recieve. We played our selection of Christmas music to a lovely crowd and also had a few children dancing and taking a turn at conducting. We hope you have throughly enjoyed our concerts this year. We will soon have an up to date concert list for 2020 coming soon. Please keep supporting us and enjoying the music!
18.11.19 Beamish. Well yesterday was a little bit cold, but it didnt dampen the mood. As we were joined by a lovely audience and stall holders for our christmas carols and music at the histroical town of Beamish. There was singing and dancing and even a few guests who had a go at conducting the band along with surprising one of your audience members with Happy Birthday. It was also a memorable day for the band as it marked the 1 year anniversary of our M.D David Prest taking over the baton from our much loved M.D Keith Morley, who we sadly lost in April. The Band would like to Thank DP for all the effort and work he has put into the band to make sure go from strength to strength. Our next outing will be at the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough on the 23rd November. Hope to see many of you there.
11.11.19 Next Concert. Only a few more days until our next concert. The band have been working really hard on the Christmas music over the last few weeks, there is a carol or two for everyone. We hope you can join us at Beamish on Sunday 17th November for a festive afternoon of Christmas music and carols you can all sing along to. We look forward to seeing you there!
21.10.19 New Member. We would like to welcome Ray to the band, who has joined our wonderful Trumpet Section. We hope you will enjoy your time with the band, and hope you will be us for a long time to come. If you would like to read Ray's Profile head over to our Members Page to read more.
07.10.19 That wonderful time of year. Well that wonderful time of year hit the band on Tuesday night. It saw us blow the cobwebs off the christmas music, as we get ready for our first Christmas concert of the year at Beamish Museum on Sunday 17th November. We will have a wonderful range of different carols to play some of which have been all jazzed up. We hope you can join us for the festive fun and you can also sing along. See you all at Beamish!
28.09.19 A wonderful time up north. We saw the band travel up to Belsay Hall for their last concert, the audience was wonderful and welcomed us with delight. We surprised a few of them with playing Hapy Birthday and also had a little help from 2 little boys who loved been in the middle conducting the band. The grounds and weather were lovely and the band throughly enjoyed the time up there. We had wonderful comments from the audience with one audience member saying 'Thank you, I've really enjoyed the band today and I have loved watching the drummer'. We are glad they enjoyed the time listening to us and we hope to maybe see them again in the future. For more information about our next concert, head over to our Concerts page.
07.09.19 Kildale Show. It was abit cold today at Kildale, however despite the cold weather and a few showers along the way. We managed to keep the audience entertained, the President of the event even had a turn at conducting the band, that was after we surprised him with playing Happy Birthday. We throughly enjoyed the afternoons events and are looking forward to a possible return next year. For more information on where we are in the upcoming weeks, please check out our Concerts page. For all new photos please head over to our New Photos page were you will find allthe photos from this year's concerts.
01.09.19 A joyful afternoon. A lovely concert today at Saltburn Bandstand, we started with sunshine and ended with rain. Despite the ending in bad weather it was an enjoyable afternoon, the audience loved the mixture of music played and clapped and sang along to songs we played. They even laughed at the MDs jokes. The weather didnt stop everyone having abit of fun and enjoying the music as well. Join us at our next concert on Saturday 7th September at Kildale show. There will be lots of things for entertainment and even more music to enjoy.
26.08.19 What a Scorcher. Yesterday saw the band at the Great Broughton Carnival. The Bank Holiday event saw the band playing in unbearable heat, however they played really well and managed to get the audience singing and dancing along. We played a wide variety of music such as 'The Great Escape' 'Mary Poppins' and a band favourite Can-Can. The audience enjoyed singing along and some even had there own little dance going on. It was a lovely day enjoyed by all and we are hoping the weather stays with us for our next concert at Saltburn bandstand on the 1st September. If you like to follow the band and are wanting to know our upcoming concerts for the rest of the year, head over to the Concerts page.
12.07.19 Beamish. Yesterday was abit of a change for us, due to the weather been so poor we ended up playing in the lovley Masonic Hall. The atmosphere was beautiful and the audience enjoyed the change. Yet again the audience joined in singing and dancing to our music. We also seemed to have mastered the encores at the end. Despite the horrible weather it was an enjoyable day and we look forward to out next concert at Great Broughton on Monday 26th August at 2pm.
05.07.19 Ropner Park. Well yesterday was a tough day for the band. It was our fisrt public apperance since learning of the sad news of our former M.D. The audience joined in with some dancing and singing throughout the day. We even had a guest player join us in the second half, Keith from Stockton approached our M.D Dave and asked if he wouldnt mind him sitting in next to our drummer and playing a long on an irish drum that he loves to play. He did a wonderful job and we hope he enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having him there on the bandstand with us. For more information on where our next concert will be head over to our Concerts page to find out more.
01.07.19 Great Sadness. It is with great sadness that we have to announce the very sad departure of the founding member and first M.D Keith Morley. Keith bravely fought his illness for nearly 2 years. He will be very greatly missed. His soul and passion for music will live on throughout the band. We send our best wish and condolences to his wife Diane and his family at this very difficult time. Rest well Keith.
30.07.19 Beamish. Well what can we say, what a lovely audience we had. The rain held off for a fun afternoon listening to music that fit in nicely with the historical background of the town. We even surprised two guests with Happy Birthday as well as getting the gentlemans grandson to conduct the band. The audience danced, sang and laughed while the sun shone. The band managed to send our MD home with a big smile on his face as well as the audience. We are looking forward to the next concert at Beamish on the 11th August. In the mean time why not check out our Concerts page to see where we are heading off to next. We look forward to pleasing you all with the next variety of music we have planned on the programme.
15.07.19 Thanks and Congratulations. Tuesday night was a bit of a change for us, John Appleby from Cleveland Police Community Band came down to conduct us for the night. We had a laugh and made a few jokes, while looking through a few pieces of music for the next concert. We would like to thank John for giving up his time to take us for a rehersal and also congratulate our MD and his beautiful wife on the birth of their new grandson Gerry. If you would like to follow the band on their upcoming concerts, head over to the Concerts page to find out more. We look forward to seeing you at our next concert and hope you enjoy the music as much as we do.
01.07.19 Next Concert. Rehersals are under way for our next concert at Beamish Museum on 28th July 2019. We have a wide range of music dating from the 1900s to go with the history and genre of the town. We hope the weather will stay nice and hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun and great music that you can sing along to. If you want to know where our concerts are throughout the year, please visit our Concerts page for more information. The band are still looking for new members to join our friendly group. You don't need to have a certain grade or read music to a high standard. If you think we are a band you would like to come join why not pop down for a visit or head over to our Facebook page and give us a message.
24.06.19 Mount Grace. Well the weather held off for a wonderful concert today at Mount Grace Priory. The audience enjoyed the variety of music we played and even joined in by singing and clapping along. The feedback we recieved throughout the day and at the end of the concert left us feeling very positive. They even asked for an encore of our last peice, having a race to see who could get to the end first. Photos of the day have been added to the New Photos if you want to pop over and have a look. Our next concert is on the 28th July at Beamish Museum, we hope you can come along to enjoy the afternoon with us.
02.06.19 First Class. Today was the day for the first concert of the year for the band. We had our fingers crossed for good weather at Saltburn this afternoon and it worked. The concert was first class, there was hardly a spare seat to be had all afternoon. Those there got into the swing of things from the start and enjoyed every minute of the show that was put on for them. There was music from the shows, a few marches along with a few pieces that the audience got invloved with. A great afternoon was had by all. Some photos from today will be added to our New Photos page very soon. Call back again soon for another update, as we get it.
26.05.19 Next Concert. The band will be performing their first concert of the year at Saltburn Bandstand on Sunday 2nd June. We have a great concert ready for those there on the day. See concerts page for more details. More news later.
13.05.19 Two new players. The band are very pleased to welcome two new playing members, Judith Hall & Gordon Chiverton. They have both played with the band before but had to leave due to work problems. We are over the moon to have them both back with us. It's just like old times seeing them both sat in with us again.The Members Page has again been updated. Call back soon for more up to date news as we get it.
27.04.19 New Uniform Photos soon. The new photos for the Band Uniform will be published in our New Photos some time over the next week. A new band photo will be taken at the next rehearsal, Tuesday. A wide variety of music is being put together for the first concert of the season, at Saltburn Bandstand later in the year. For details take a look at our concerts page.Call back again soon for more news as we get it.
12.04.19 Band get new uniforms. The band now have their new unforms and they look very smart. We can't wait for the first concert of our season so we can show the public our new look. Time now to get saving for the next thing on the list. The last rehearsal saw the band in stitches. The band was happily playing some music when the Timp player suddenly smacked the timps so hard you'd think it was a thunder-clap going off. When asked what the problem was her reply was, "I am reading thin air for this as I don't have the music so I made it up." We'd only been playing the piece for a few minutes as well. Everything was soon sorted out and the right sound from the timps fit in quite well. There's always something to make us chuckle during a rehearsal. More news as we get it so call back again soon.
03.04.19 Thank you Peter. A great rehearsal was had by all last night along with a few laughs as well. The boss, DP, had to go away for a few days so Peter Bemrose kindly took the rehearsal. The band managed to get through quite a few things ready for the first concert of the year. It was a great rehearsal, we all look forward to performing some new music for our concerts in the not too distant future. Thank you Peter for putting up with us last night, we all enjoyed every minute of it as normal. Not long to go now for our first concert of the season, check out the concerts page for more details.
18.03.19 New Uniforms. The band have now all been measured up for brand new uniforms. We hope to have these for the first concert of our season at Saltburn in June. This new uniform will enhance the look of the band on future functions. We can't show you a photo of what it looks like because it hasn't been made yet, keep your eye on here for more news as we get it.
12.03.19 Sax needed. Due to a severe chest & lung infection our tenor sax player, Nick, has had to leave the band. We all wish Nick a speedy recovery and hope to see him again in the future. This now opens the door for another Tenor Sax player to join the band. If you play and enjoy having a very happy night out then Cleveland Concert Band could be just what you are looking for. You don't need any musical grades to play for us but we do ask that you can play to a good moderate standard. All our contact details are on our Home Page on this website should you wish to contact us at any time. More news as it happens.
06.03.19 Rehearsals. Not long to go till the first concert of the year for the band. Rehearsals are going better than ever with some ideas from the band members fitting in very well. D.P. is very pleased with how things are going although there is still a lot of hard work to do before the band will be concert ready. The bookings for this year should see the band quite busy with concerts covering most of the north east. We are still open to new players, tenor sax, trombone, clarinet amongst other instruments. If you have Tuesday evening free then call over to check us out. Free drinks and snacks are on offer during the break in rehearsals. If you just wish to have a listen then that is fine with us as well. More news as we get it.
13.02.19 AGM. The band had their A.G.M. last night with lots of new and exciting ideas being given by the members. These will be looked into by the committee over the next few months. Things are going better than expected with a few new bookings being taken this month. Keith Morley has been given the roll of band President in recognition of all the hard work he has done since starting the band. Keith stood down as M.D. in November last year due to ill health. The band are now looking forward to some exciting times ahead with D.P. wagging the stick along with more new music in the folders and some great ideas for concerts. We are still open to more new players, if you have time and would like to call in to check us out then please do.You don't need musical grades to play for this band, we are open to most players with or without musical grades. All we ask is that you enjoy playing good entertaining music. Our contact details are on the home page of this website. Call back again soon to see what more is new, as it happens.
06.02.19 New Player. The band would like to give a big welcome to Trevor Knowles who has decided to join us full time as from last night. Trevor has been calling over to sit in on rehearsals for a few weeks now and has enjoyed what he saw and heard. Trevor is an ex-millitary band member and brings with him a wealth of experience. The members page has again been updated. The bookings have started to come in for later this year and the concerts page has been updated to show the latest confirmed concerts, check it out. Rehearsals are going very well and the new music has gone down very well with all band members. Call back again later to keep up to date with what is going on.
25.01.19 Rehearsals going well. More new music to get our teeth into as we start to put a few new concerts together for this year. We've also had a few people walk through the door and sit in on a rehearsal or two to see what we are like.You don't have to join the band to sit in on a rehearsal with us. The bookings have already started to come in for this year and things are looking good so far. There's more bookings in the pipeline so we could be playing close to you some time this year. Check out the concerts page for the updated bookings. Keep calling back to see what is new.
03.01.19 Looking for a band? If you are looking for a new venture in the new year and you have your own wind instrument then call over any rehearsal evening to see us. You can sit in or just have a listen to the band. Free hot and cold drinks and a quick snack is always on offer during the break. All we ask is that you can read music to a moderate standard. Give us a ring or send us an e-mail some time to see what we can do for you. All our contact details are on the Home Page for your convenience.