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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 FacebookOur 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 2024

23.02.24 Concert Season and New Faces. Our Calendars are fastly filling up and the concert season is getting very busy. We are working hard behind the scenes to get together a new selection of music for you all to enjoy throughout the year. We are also pleased to see new faces coming through the door and are pleased to hear that our name is been spread around and people are hearing about us up and down the country. If you play a musical instrument and wish to pop along then contact us over on our Facebook page or give us a call or text on 07757-442778, we would love for you to join in and become part of the family.

06.01.24 Summary and New Year. Well what can we say about 2023, it has had its ups and downs and been a difficult year for the band but by the end of it we finished on a high. 2023 saw the band have the biggest struggle it has had for a while. The band found themselves on the brink of calling it a day and hanging up the baton. However despite the struggle, we managed to pull through and we owe a MASSIVE Thank you to Ben. He came in and helped the band when needed and then agreed to take the band on and work a long side our Deputy to help the band stay at their best. We have had some amazing feedback from our concerts throughout the year as well and we are very grateful to everyone to gives us their views, because without them we wouldn't know what we needed to improve and what we did so well. We ended the year with a final concert at St Columba's Church Hall in Darlington and what a lovely way to end. The audience were singing and dancing and clapping a long to variety of music we played, from Christmas carols to pop songs. To end our busy year of concerts and hard work the band had a social night out, it was nice to relax and enjoy the company of the band without having instruments in the way and music all over the fall. We had a lovely meal and even took part in a Christmas quiz, made by our drummer Sam. It was a fabulous way to end 2023, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in the coming months for another busy year of concerts.

 

News from 2023

23.10.23 Remembrance Day. What a wonderful turn out we had a Middlesbrough's Remembrance Day. We had the local news there and were joined by al the wonderful smart looking Cadets and Sea Cadets. The band even featured on the local news that night in the summary of the Remembrance Services that were taken part in through out the country. The band did themselves proud and did everyone in Middlesbrough and those who we remembered proud. Next Concert is Beamish 3rd Dec 1.45-3.45pm

20.10.23 Apoligise and Great news. Firstly can we just apologise for the slow update of the website. Our webmaster, Sam doesn't have the web files at home so she can only update the website when she has free time and also has access to the files. So we are very sorry for the slow updates however if you do have Facebook, please drop us a follow as that is updated on a regular basis as it is easier to access. So while there has been a big gap in updates from the band, the band has grown significantly since our concert at Saltburn. We have seen new members walk through the door and they have enjoyed it that much they have decided to stay and be apart of our little fun community. We have even welcomed back some old faces, Gordon and Judith, who use to play with us some years ago but had to sadly leave due to work commitments. It is so lovely to have them back and for them not to have forgotten us. As well as welcoming some old faces, we've also had some new faces and one new face we have seen is a young lad called Matthew. He heard about the band from his ex primary school teacher who encouraged him to pop along to a rehearsal to see what we were about. So Matthew and his mum popped along and gave the night a go. His mum said she thoroughly enjoyed the night and she found it hard not to sit and clap at the end of every piece we played. Matthew has since been back and has decided he too would like to join the band. We are so happy that our name is getting out there and especially to the younger generation, as it is them that will keep our music going when all us older ones have to retire. So we are very delighted as a band to see that we are growing from strength to strength and we are hoping to still achieve more. We can't wait for our concert season again, to show you, our audience how much we have grown and improved. We look forward to learning more and growing, if you play an instrument and want to pop down to see us, you will find us at St Alphonsus Church Hall on a Tuesday night 7.30-9.30. We can't wait to meet you.  

03.09.23 Saltburn Concert. What glorious weather we had again today for our second concert of the weekend at Saltburn Bandstand. The audience filled the seats and we even had people stood at the back on the footpath listening to us. Audience members were seen dancing and singing along to the songs they knew from movies and stage shows. Our MD Ben made a surprise appearance for a few pieces of the first half, as he wasn't meant to be there due to work. However his love for music and the band just couldn't keep him away so he turned up early and conducted before handing the baton over to his wonderful assistant Diane. Diane has only been conducting the band for just coming up to a year and what an amazing job she is doing. With the guidance of Ben, she is learning new things and helping to keep the band staying strong when Ben has to work. We thank Ben and Diane for the amazing work and effort they put in to help keep the band together and sounding amazing for concerts. Our Next engagement is 12th November at Middlesbrough Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Service. With the band playing from around 10.30, with the service taking part at 11am.

02.09.23 Kildale Concert. The band enjoying playing at Kildale and have even started taking part in some of the activities that are around. The weather was a lot better than last week and was on our side with the glorious sunshine. With a programme suited for everyone we had people sat around enjoying the sun and a picnic while listening to music from Disney movies such as Frozen and Oliver as well as some slow chill music such as Greg's morning. The band enjoyed their afternoon and were looking forward to the following day, playing at Saltburn. 

27.08.23 Ropner Park Concert. What a wet and washed out day we had at Ropner Park today. Even though the weather was miserable and wet it didn't dampen the spirits of the band and the audience we had. We managed to get through a good portion of our programme before the last part of the concert was called off due to the horrible rain that didn't want to give way and clear. Apart from the horrible weather, we still had audience members dancing a long and enjoying the afternoon. We hope the rain holds off for our next concerts at Kildale and Saltburn.  

08.08.23 Beamish Concert. Well the weather wasn't too kind today but it didn't stop us. We enjoyed playing in a different location down at the pit yard. It was lovely to be in a part of Beamish Museum that we've never visited before. Normally when we come we don't have time to look around. It is always a case of set up, play, pack down and go home. So it was nice to experience a little bit more of Beamish's history. We also give a big Thank You to John who stood in for us while our conductor Ben is away. Our next concert is Ropner Park on the 27th August, 2pm Start. Thank you for your support and see you at the next concert.

07.05.23 Happy News. Over the last few weeks, we have seen some new faces come to the band room. We have also had some of them new faces join us, which is excellent news. To think that a year ago we were low on numbers and there was a possible chance we were going to have to call it quits. But now the band is growing in numbers and getting bigger all the time. Even though we are growing in size, we are still looking for new players to join us. So if you play an instrument and wish to be apart of relaxed, friendly group then why not pop along to see what we are about.

12.05.23 Sad News. It is with great sadness that the band announce the sad passing of Peter Cook. Peter was the bands life long president and also until recently a playing member of the band. Peter was one of the original band members who helped form Cleveland Concert Band 14+ Years ago, he enjoyed the wide variety of music we played and enjoyed seeing all the lovely faces of those supporting us at different concerts throughout the country. Peter will be sadly missed and will always have a special place in the bands hearts, we send out sincere condolences to his wife Jean and the rest of the family. Rest Easy Peter. 

30.03.23 Apologies. So sorry we've been so quiet in the start of this year. We've been so busy with getting ourselves ready for the concert season and finding our feet with how fast these days seem to be going this year. It feels like we are blinking and we are into a new week, with our personal lives have been so busy as well which is why the website hasn't been updated for so long. We hope you have been following our Facebook page to keep up to date with what has been going on. Our concerts page has been updated now and we are looking forward to concert season, we still have a few concerts to come in and these will be updated as soon as we can. We hope you had a brilliant New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in at our concerts. Thank you again for your continued support.