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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. Don’t be shy, give us a try, you will be glad you did.
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.
News from 2018
15.12.18 Christmas Break. The band are now on a Christmas break from rehearsals. Our next rehearsal will take place on Tuesday 8th January 2019. We'd like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and may the new year be good for you.
07.12.18 Last Rehearsal The last rehearsal for the band this year will take place on Tuesday 11th December. The first rehearsal in the new year will be Tuesday 8th January.
24.11.18 Christmas in Middlesbrough. The band entertained the shoppers in the Cleveland Shopping Centre, in the middle of Middlesbrough, today and loved it. It was great to see the shoppers stop and stand for a few minutes to take in the festive music that was on offer. We also had a few members from another local band stay for a while to listen and enjoy our music. That was nice of them to support us. We had a stint with Father Christmas conducting the band and then he surprised us all by picking a trumpet up and playing a carol for us. We'd like the thank the management for inviting us to entertain everyone today and we look forward to calling back again. D.P. our new M.D. said that he was very pleased with the band for playing so long, some members staying the full six hours in order to entertain the public.Keep calling back to see what we are up to and find out what is new. More news soon.
19.11.18 New M.D. takes over. Following on from the concert at Beamish yesterday the band have a new M.D.. Keith, who has been our Musical Director since the band started retired due to ill health. Our new M.D. is Mr Dave Prest, a very well known conductor in the area, we are sure that he will do a fantastic job and take us on to another level in music. Our last concert at Beamish, yesterday, saw thousands there even though it was a bitter cold. The band helped to kick off the Beamish Christmas festivities, we had people singing and dancing to our warm festive music. The place was buzzing all day and Keith had the time of his life conducting his last concert. Keith has told us that although he was retiring he was sure that the band would go from strength to strength. He continued, "I have enjoyed every minute stood in front of a first class, very happy band and wish them well for the future." The band presented Keith with a few gifts as momentos and as thanks for all his time with us. The band wish Keith all the best for the future. We now look forward to our time with Dave Prest, (DP as he is known) as our new M.D. Photos from Beamish will be on line very soon so call back again to see what is new with the band.
new players. We
are over the moon to announce that we have two new players within our
happy group of part time musicians. John Harrison joins us as our Bass
player and brings with him loads of experience from playing with another
band in Yorkshire for many years. John called over a few weeks ago to see
what a good concert band was like and he’s been back every week since.
John has told us that he loves the atmosphere within the band and was
welcomed from the minute he walked through the door that very first night.
The other person to join us is Dave Prest. Dave is very well known
throughout the banding arena in Cleveland and North Yorkshire not only as
a top class Euphonium player but also as a very accomplished conductor.
Dave is no stranger to the band as he has been calling over for a blow and
to help the band out from time to time for about a year now. Dave decided
the other night that being a full time member would be his next step. The
band is very pleased to welcome both players and hope that their time with
us is a long and happy one. The member’s page has again been updated.
More exciting news to come very soon so call back again to see what is
15.10.18 Beamish. Well, that was a chilly day out yesterday at Beamish Museum. We managed to play on the Bandstand without any rain as that had stopped just 30 minutes before we started the concert. There wasn't many people taking in the atmosphere of the day but we did manage to have a few people dancing to our music during the afternoon. The sun came out towards the end of our concert but we still came away a bit on the cold side. The band played very well and still managed to enjoy the day out. We are back at Beamish again on the 18th of next month for the start of the Christmas season. Come along for what is going to be a cracker of a day out. More news as we get it.
30.09.18 Not long to go. Fancy a great family day out with the band? We will be playing at Beamish Museum on Sunday 14th October from 2 p.m. Music for all tastes and from years gone by to add to the atmosphere of the day. There's always something to do for all the family at Beamish and there is something new going on most days. The band are looking forward to another great day playing on the Bandstand in Redman Park in the 1900s Town, come and join us.
18.09.18 New Players. We are delighted to welcome two new players to our happy family here at Cleveland Concert Band, Sarah Kaye and Olivia Allison. Sarah joins out trumpet section and Olivia is part of our trombone section. Both players decided to pop in a few weeks ago for a listen and to blow a few notes with us. They have been every week since their first visit and tonight decided to join us full time. We hope that their stay is a long and happy one. The members page has again been updated. More news as we get it.
week. Well, that was a very busy week of music. Two
concerts and a rehearsal all within six days. First
was Great Broughton carnival on the 27th August, that saw
hundreds of people enjoying a family fun day out. There was something for
every member of the family no matter what their age. The rain tried to
stop us playing but the sun came out just as we started our first number.
It turned out to be a great fun filled day. The band would like to thank
the organisers for inviting us to entertain them again this year. Next was
the rehearsal on Tuesday 28th then Saltburn Bandstand today, 2nd
September. What a cracker of a day it turned out to be. The audience loved
our music and the feedback afterwards was commendable.
Sadly it was the last concert with the band for Hazel Bemrose,
Trumpet. Hazel is off to University and will not be able to continue with
the band. We are sure that she will find another band very soon. We send
Hazel all our very best wishes for a great future and thank her for
everything she has done for the band while she has been with us. Photo's
from the week are now on our Facebook Page and on our Photos page on this
website. Rehearsals continue each Tuesday evening with more new music to be handed
out again this week.
18.08.18 Not long now. Only a week to go until the band are out again, this time at Great Broughton Carnival on the 27th. This is always a busy but enjoyable event for everyone. Fingers crossed for sunshine again this year. Just after Great Broughton we are back at Saltburn for another entertaining concert at the Bandstand on the 2nd September. Call over to both events, listen to the band and enjoy a great family day out each time. Hope to see you there.
02.08.18 New Deputy Conductor. It is with the greatest of pleasure that the band can announce that Nic Creech is now our deputy conductor. Nic will take over when Keith is not available. It's not that long since Nic joined the band, he's already stood in for Keith and made a lasting impression on everyone.The band send their congratulations to Nic on his appointment. See Nic's profile via the Members Page for more info on him. More up to date news as we get it.
17.07.18 More new music out. The band saw more new music given out at tonights rehearsal, something more to showcase at our future concerts. It was nice to see a young lady walk though the door and sit in during a very fun filled evening. Most people are made very welcome should you wish to do the same, you could call over and have a listen any time there is a rehearsal going on. All you need do is contact us to let us know. There is no rehearsal on Tuesday 24th July, the band have other things on that evening.
Park. A very warm day greeted the band at Ropner Park today. It
was nice to see so many people sat around the Bandstand taking in the
sunshine and the music on offer. A Glenn Miller piece went down very well,
better than we expected. Music from the Beatles went down just as well
with people shouting for more after we had played. That was a surprise to
all of us. We are now looking forward to changing the music for our next
booking at Whitby in a few weeks’ time, Sunday 5th August.
See concerts page for more details. Some photos from today will be added
to our photos page soon. More news as we get it so keep calling back to
see what’s new.
27.06.18 Wanted. Not
long until our next concert, would you like to be part of the band on the
8th July? The band is actively looking to enhance the size of
our very happy group. If you play Flute, Clarinet, Trombone or brass Bass
then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via our e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
or give us a ring on the dedicated band number. Any other wind instrument
players are also welcome to contact us.
13.06.18 Rehearsals continue. Rehearsals are now underway for our next concert at Ropner Park in Stockton. Fingers crossed for good weather on the day. If you'd like to pop in to have a listen to what we are doing then call in any Tuesday. Free hot and cold drinks will be on offer during the break. If you fancy sitting in to see what you can do then we'd welcome you any time. More news as we get it.
Hall & Great Ayton. What a week it has been, first a
concert at Scampston Hall on the 19th then a charity fundraising evening
at Great Ayton for Take Heart. Scampston Hall near Malton North Yorkshire
saw thousands of people taking in a great country show in glorious
sunshine. The band had been placed in the perfect position so those there
could see and hear us without being intrusive to everything that was going
on in the main arena. The band came away with a bit of a sun-tan after
having a very enjoyable day out. Thank you to Richard and the people of
‘Outdoor Shows’ for asking us to attend this show and to be part of a
Great Ayton Working Men’s Club on the 22nd was our next
venue with a charity evening of music and entertainment to help raise
funds for Take Heart. We had people up dancing, singing and getting into
the spirit of the evening just after we started the first piece of music.
We had a few people dancing with members of the band during a fantastic
night of entertainment. They also heard our vocalist 'Beth' sing two songs
and loved it. Another member of the band, Rebecca, entertained all of us
with a Diablo and amazed us with what she could make it do. We even had
Ian from Take Heart have a go to see what he could do with it. Keith our
M.D. tried a few jokes during the night but we think he needs a new joke
book for the next concert. A great deal of money was raised on the night
for this worthy charity. We’d like to thank Ian and everyone at Take
Heart for inviting us to entertain them again this year, the 12th
year we have done this show. What a great evening it turned out to be.
Photos from these two bookings are now on the website, we've also uploaded
a few photos to our Facebook page along with a short video. Check them
out. To read what the people of 'Take Heart' thought about the night
please click here.
More news soon.
Photos from these two bookings are now on the website, we've also uploaded a few photos to our Facebook page along with a short video. Check them out. To read what the people of 'Take Heart' thought about the night please click here. More news soon.
down. That's that first concert of the year complete. We had
lovely sunshine to start us off, free ice-cream during the break along
with some good music and other entertaining things going on. Thank you to
the kind person who bought the ice-cream for us. We also had a member of
the band showing off her circus skills while the band played a specially
written piece of music to go with it. The members of the audience seemed
to get more and more as the concert went on. We had people standing at
both sides of the seating area by the end of the concert. The boss must
have been in a good mood as he gave away a band C.D. to one lucky member
of the audience after a short quiz question. We are now looking forward to
our next booking on Saturday 19th May; see the Concerts
for more details.
29.04.18 Not long now. Only two short weeks to go then we have our first concert of the year. Pop along to Saltburn Bandstand to see and hear what we have on offer. We have something very special to show you this year, something that no other band has ever done before. You will need to come along to see what it is as we are not going to 'let the cat out of the bag' on here just yet. Check out what concerts we have booked and perhaps you can catch up with us and enjoy what we have on offer over the concert season. We are still looking for trombone and bass players amongst other instruments, if you think you would like to give us a try then pop in to a rehearsal evening any Tuesday. No musical grades needed with our band, all we ask is that you enjoy good happy music and can play to a moderate standard. Contact us first just to make sure we are not having a band night out..... Hope to see you soon.
10.04.18 Congratulations. We would like to say a massive Congratulations to Ben (Tenor Sax) and his lovely girlfriend Louise on their engagement over the weekend. Louise is already part of our banding family as she has been to a great deal of our concerts and band functions over the last year or so. Congratulations to both of you from everyone here at Cleveland Concert Band.
more bookings. The name and reputation of the band seems to be
getting around the north of England. In
the space of just one week we have taken three new bookings. These
bookings just about complete our concert availability for this year. We
still have a few dates free towards the end of the year. If you are
thinking about putting on an event at any time then now could be a good
time to contact us and get your provisional booking in before the band is
fully booked up. Bookings for next year have already started to come in as
well. To choose, say, three provisional dates with one date to be
confirmed later can secure any booking for you. Doing it that way you are
guaranteed to have one of Cleveland’s premier amateur wind bands
entertaining you on your chosen date. Don’t leave it too long to get
your provisional booking(s) in. All our contact details are on our
for your convenience. More
news as we get it.
13.03.18 Welcome Nick. We would like to give a big welcome to our newest playing member, Nick Creech. Nick called in only last week for a blow and to see what the band was like so he's made his mind up quite quickly. We must be doing something right for that to happen. There's more about Nick via our Members Page. Nick will be sitting on Tenor Sax along side a long standing member Ben. (we must find Ben a seat some time...) Nick has settled in very well, you'd think he'd been with us for months rather than a week because he's made such an impression on all of us. Welcome to the family Nick, we hope your stay with us is a very long and happy one.
06.03.18 Another good rehearsal. The band had a very enjoyable rehearsal this evening, despite a few wrong notes from the bottom end - No Pun Intended.- It was also nice to welcome someone who walked through the door to see us and ended up having a toot with us on his Tenor Sax. Not long to go now for us to get all the new music just right, the concert season will soon be upon us.
25.02.18 Two more bookings. The band are pleased to announce that we have again been booked to play at Beamish Open Air Museum later in the year. It's so nice to be asked back to this great venue. Would you like to be part of a growing windband in Middlesbrough? All you need is your own instrument and can play to a moderate standard. Call over any Tuesday evening, chat to us over a drink or sit in to see what you think. We have a fun, enjoyable time once a week while producing some great music, amongst other things. Age shouldn't be a problem and musical grades don't matter to us just as long as you enjoy being part of a very happy band. More news as we get it.
14.02.18 Rehearsals going well. The rehearsals for the first concert of the new year are going very well. There's going to be a few surprises in store for those attending the concerts this year. We've got some specialists within the band who will be adding their talents to some concerts. We are not letting the cat out of the bag so you will need to see and hear us live to see what we have in store for you. Exciting times ahead, the band are already buzzing with enthusiasm so we can get everything just right for you. Entertainment with a twist should be on the lips for our concerts this year. Call back again later for more up to date news as we get it.
17.01.18 New Players. The band would like to welcome two new players into out happy team, Lydia Hastings on Clarinet and Benjamin Hastings on Flute. They both called over before Christmas for a blow and a cup of tea. It seems that our tea and coffee plus the biscuits met with their approval as they both joined the band full time as from last night's rehearsal. We all hope that your time with us is a long and very happy one. The members page has been updated. More news as it comes in.
09.01.18 Great start. Our first rehearsal of 2018 saw more new music in the folders. A new Jazz piece caught a few people out with the rhythms’ but we soon managed to work things out. The programmes that we have in mind for this year could be some of the hardest we have undertaken. Dancers, vocalists, special features and more are sure to keep our audiences on the edge of their seats during concerts. There are a few new ideas that are going to take some putting together but we will get there. If you would like to be part of a thriving happy Windband then call over or get in touch. We will never turn people away. More news as we get it.
News from 2017
28.12.17 New year, new band? This will be our last update before the new year starts. The first rehearsal of 2018 will take place on Tuesday 9th January from 7:30p.m. If you are looking for a new windband to play with then you can't go wrong by calling in to see us during a rehearsal evening. Age and grade should not be a problem to anyone wishing to play a wind instrument with any band. If you check out our Members Page you will be able to see what instruments we are on the look-out for. All players/instruments will be made more than welcome any time so pop along or contact us via this website, the band Facebook page or our dedicated band phone number for more information. We've got some new music to look at in the new year along with some exciting ideas for our concerts, we'll even offer you free drinks and snacks during the break in rehearsals. Have a great 2018, it looks like we will. More news as we get it.
20.12.17 End of year. It has been a busy year for the band, we can now relax and enjoy a short break before we start all over again. The band would like to wish you an enjoyable Christmas and may the new year bring you what you wish for. Thank you to everyone who has come along to listen to us or has booked the band during 2017, we hope to see you all again next year.
I .P. Brian: It is with very deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of a
unique and loyal band member, Brian Saul. Brian passed away at home around
the 30th November. Brian always had a smile on his face during
concerts and at rehearsals. He had the band in stiches at times with his
jolly banter and whit. A drummer very extraordinaire and so unique you
couldn’t copy him if you tried. Brian is going to be so hard to follow
after giving us so much fun and laughter not to mention his loyalty to all
other band members. FUNERAL
DETAILS: The funeral took place at 1:15p.m. on Monday
11th December at Middlesbrough Crematorium on
Acklam Road. Guests then attended the North Ormesby Institute Club
on Ormesby Road to celebrate what Brian has done
during his time with us. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all his family
at this extremely sad time.
02.12.17 Beamish: Well that was a chilly start to our three concerts at Beamish this year. A very festive atmosphere with people walking about with warm food and music filling the air while they had a sing-a-long to the band. Check out our up to date photos page via this website or our Facebook Page to see some great photos from today. We are back at Beamish next week for another re-run of festive blockbuster music. Come along and join us if you can. More news as we get it.
27.11.17 More Bookings: We are delighted to take two more bookings on behalf of Saltburn 500 Club. We have confirmed that we will be playing again at Saltbrun Bandstand in 2018. See our Concerts Page for further details. We are also taking provisional bookings for next year. If you are thinking about having a show or function and are looking for a band to entertain you then now could be a good time to contact us before we are booked up. More news as we get it.
10.11.17 Beamish here we come: Not long to go for our Chrsitmas Concert season at Beamish Open Air Museum. The band are sounding great and are getting to grips with some new Charistmas music as well as the new music for next year. Peter Bamrose is doing a fantastic job as he stands in for Keith while he is away ill. Just a few short weeks to go then the Christmas season will be with us. Come and join the band on a rehearsal evening, enjoy the music on offer then during the break free drinks and snacks as well. You can also pop along to hear us at Beamish, just ask us for a lift, while you are at one of our rehearsals, if we have a spare seat or three you can come along as our guest for the day. More news as we get it.
new music in folders: The band has splashed out again on more new music in preparation for next
year’s concerts. This, along with a great deal of other pieces we have
in the library, should make the new season of concerts should go down very
well. The next problem we have is being able to play some very tricky
stuff and making it sound right while entertaining to the people listening
to us. Our M.D. Keith was taken ill last week and he ended up in hospital
so the baton has been handed over to the very capable Peter Bemrose
(Clarinet). Peter has a vast amount of expertise both playing Clarinet,
Bass Guitar and conducting so the band will be in very good hands in the
run up to our concerts at Beamish later in the year. Dave Prest M.D. at Northallerton
Silver Band has also volunteered to give Peter a hand, now and again,
for the next few weeks. We have got some great things in the pipe-line to
take us through to the end of the year and into next year. Pop in on a
rehearsal evening to see what is going on with the band. Bring your wind
instrument along, if you wish, sit in and see if you enjoy it as much as
we do. Free hot drinks and snacks are available during the break, if you
can get past the rest of the band chomping away. More news as we get it so
do call back again to see what’s new.
music season starts: As one season finishes another one starts. The band
has now started to look at more new music for next year along with some
new music for the Christmas season. Yes, it's started already but it's
good to play new and interesting things that we have never seen before
even if some of us think that it is a bit early. Provisional bookings for
next year have started to come in so keep an eye on our Facebook page or this website to read all about them, when
they are confirmed. We still have a few empty chairs within the band,
could one of them have your name on it? Pop in any rehearsal evening and
see what you think. Do you play Trombone or Bass, for instance, if so then
we'd love to hear from you? If you are thinking about having a function in
2018 then now is a great time to contact us in order to get your
provisional booking in. Call back again later to keep up to date with our
band, news as it happens, not weeks or months later like some other
for 2018: That's the summer concert season done for this year. We are now looking at some music for next year and already things are
looking good. We’ve got some new sounds coming your way along with a few
surprises to keep our followers entertained. It won’t be long until our
M.D. has the Christmas music out so we are making the most of what’s
left in the music folders after a good clear out. It was nice to see
people call in for a rehearsal with us last night. Most people will be
made very welcome should they wish to drop in on a rehearsal evening any
Tuesday. Free hot and cold drinks along with biscuits or cake are on offer
during the break as well. You could always just drop in for a listen, if
you fancy it. If you have your own wind instrument and enjoy playing then
get in touch and ask what we could offer you. You don’t need any musical
grades and age is not a barrier to play along with us, not like some other
bands in the area. We enjoy getting together once a week, the atmosphere
is very relaxed and very friendly. Pop over and see for yourself. More
news as we get it.
03.09.17 Saltburn Bandstand: Today saw our summer season of concerts come to an end. We gave a first class performance at Saltburn Bandstand to one of the most appreciative audiences we have seen in a while. From the start of the show we had people singing, one Lady wanted to sing with the band so we gave her a microphone and she blew us away with her great voice while the band played. That started the ball rolling and we just couldn’t stop those there singing to just about everything we played. What a great afternoon’s performance it turned out to be. Our own vocalist, Peter Bemrose, gave a fantastic performance that had people stopping to listen as they walked along the footpath next to the Bandstand. The remarks afterwards came thick and fast. People told us that they loved the concert we performed for them as it wasn’t just a run of the mill thing that they had heard other bands play. We put on a show and entertained everyone there. People will remember today’s performance for a long time and for all the right reasons. It's no wonder some other bands try to copy us, what a great day everyone had.
Broughton Carnival: A great day in smashing sunshine was the
order for today at Great Broughton Carnival. Hundreds of people turned out
to see what was on offer as well as to listen to two very good bands.
Northallerton Silver Band opened the carnival, marching from the cross
roads in the village onto the show ground. Cleveland Concert Band then
performed a first class concert with people in audience shouting and
clapping for more, that was just after the 2nd piece!! It was
noticed that some folks started dancing to our music as it sounded that
good. Once we had finished our performance Northallerton Silver Band
played a fantastic programme of their choice of music. It was a pleasure
to be part of the carnival again today, our sixth appearance in as many
years. To top it all, it was confirmed today that we will be attending the
same venue next year as well as in 2019. We must be doing something right
for that to happen. The band would like to thank everyone involved with
today’s carnival for inviting us again. We very much look forward to
seeing you all again next year.
Broughton & Saltburn: The Band is now ready for the next
two bookings, one at Great Broughton on the 28th then Saltburn on the 3rd
September. Two concerts with a
matter of days between them, two different programmes as well. The band
have worked very hard to get both programmes up to concert standard and
are looking forward to performing them at the relevant venues. The
Carnival at Great Broughton looks to be a very entertaining day with lots
going on, it starts with a parade at 2p.m.. There will be two bands there
on the day, including us. Saltburn early next month should have the
audience joining in with some of the songs we will be performing. Pop
along with the family for two great days out and have a listen to the
band. Don’t forget your picnic.
29.07.17 New Timps Arrive: The Band are now the proud owners of a set of Timpani. These will be used on our future rehearsals plus concerts and are sure to enhance the sound of the band. If you would like to be part of a forward looking, happy, friendly Windband based in Middlesbrough then do get in touch either via this website, our dedicated band phone number or by contacting us via our Facebook page. All our contact details are on the Home Page for your convenience.
23.07.17 Beamish: Not long to go until the band
call over to Beamish again. We are all looking forward to playing on the
Town Bandstand in the magnificent setting that only Beamish Museum can
give. If you would like to join us on our trip then please contact us via
our e-mail address or call in one rehearsal evening but don’t forget
your instrument. We always enjoy our time at Beamish Museum so fingers
crossed for sunshine to go with some great music.
09.07.17 Disabled Games: A great fun, family day was on the cards at Eston Sports Academy, Normanby Rd, South Bank, Middlesbrough today. The place was buzzing with people doing their thing for disabled sports. The car park was so full people had to park on the road outside. The band played during the very warm afternoon to entertain everyone there. It couldn't have been a better day. We'd like to thank the Rotary Club for inviting us and for those who came up to us to thank us for the live music. The main thing was the hundreds of disabled sports people who turned up to enjoy what was on offer and to give it their all. Well done everyone, we hope to see you all again some time. What a great day.
Fundraiser: A Fundraising evening will
take place at our home in Saint Alphonsus Church Hall, North Ormesby,
Middlesbrough TS3 6EW on Saturday 17th June. There will be
loads of things going on in the hall from 7p.m. onwards. Pie & Peas
are on offer for the price of an entry ticket of just £5 per adult and £2:50
per child. A raffle and tombola are also on offer amongst other things.
The band is very pleased to help support this event and will be playing
during the evening from about 8 p.m. Come along for a great night of
entertainment while supporting the local Scouts. A great evening is
guaranteed for all. Don’t forget to check out our other bookings on the Concerts
Page. More up to date news as we
24.05.17 Take Heart Concert: The Charity Fundraising Concert for the ‘Take Heart Group’ last night at Great Ayton was a tremendous success. From the very first note of the concert, everything was so much appreciated by the audience. There was nearly a full house again this year in the concert room at the club. A Clarinet feature went down a storm, far better than we could have imagined it would. Petchers hot Pie & Peas seemed better than ever during the interval, some members of the band couldn’t get enough of them. We had some dancers up entertaining everyone again this year, what a show we put on.We have already been asked back again next year by the organisers. The date is to be confirmed by their committee later in the year. The only draw-back on the night was our M.D.’s jokes. He really must stop reading comics and branch out a little…ha-ha. Please send any jokes for the next concert to the band via our e-mail address; we’ll pass them on for you. We would like to thank Ian at Take Heart for inviting us to play for them again this year. Petchers for the fantastic p & p’s and we’d also like to thank Great Ayton Working Men’s Club for the use of their large concert room. Thanks must also go to everyone who came along and supported both Take Heart & the band on what turned out to be another fantastic event. More news as we get it.
Concert: Today saw our first concert
of the year. Very sunny and warm Saltburn was the venue. The only slight
problem we had was the odd gust of wind that we had to contend with at
times. The concert today was to a very appreciative audience. The audience
was far bigger than we expected as well, it was only the 2nd
concert of the year at Saltburn Bandstand. Our
Clarinet section did a terrific job today when they played a piece called
‘Clarinet Cocktail’. It’s not easy at the best of times but today
the boss decided to speed it up, just a little. The clarinet’s didn’t
bat an eye-lid and took it in their stride. The audience loved it and
wanted more of the same. The concert was over in no time at all for
everyone at the Bandstand this afternoon but we would have loved to
continue. Time went so quick for everyone. The amount of people talking to
our M. D. and some band members afterwards, saying how much they had
enjoyed it was terrific. What a great afternoon it turned out to be. Thank
you Saltburn and the 500 club for inviting us to play for you, see you
again very soon. Our next concert will take place at Great Ayton on
Tuesday 23rd May. Check out the Concerts
Page for more details.
14th: The first concert of the year
is just a few short days away now. Sunday
14th May is the date for our opening
performance at Saltburn Bandstand. Rehearsals are complete and the band
are sounding great so perhaps it would be a good idea to call over to
Saltburn to hear what we have been up to over the last few weeks. There
will be something for everyone to enjoy so bring your snacks and have a
great afternoon with us at Saltburn. Hope to see you there. Tickets for
our concert at Great Ayton on the 23rd May seem to be going
fast but we do have a few still for sale. Check out our Concerts
for details on how to get
02.05.17 Next Concert: We kick off our concert season this year performing at Saltburn Bandstand on Sunday 14th May from 2:30p.m. We hope to see you there, come along to see our new set-up for this year while hearing some great entertaining music, fingers crossed for good weather on the day. Tuesday 23rd May will see us at Great Ayton Working Men's Club for a charity evening with Take Heart. Tickets for this event are only £6 each and are in demand. Check out the Concerts Page for more details about all our bookings and how to get your tickets.
29.03.17 Trombone: We are now looking for another Trombone player. One of our trombone players, Jonathan, has informed us that he needs to move on in order to concentrate on his family life as well as his other musical commitments. Jonathan also plays for Billingham Silver Band, the Salvation Army and is also in charge of the Salvation Army Junior Band so with that, along with home life and his full time job, he has quite a lot on. Jonathan has been with us for a good few years playing Euphonium when he first started with us and then moving to trombone to help the band. We wish Jonathan all the very best for the future, thank him for everything he has done for the band and hope to see him again some time. The Members Page has been updated to show this vacancy.
Booking: The Band has been
invited to play at a fundraising evening for the Scouts at our home here
in St Alphonsus Church Hall in
June. Tickets for this great
event are only £5 per adult and £2:50 per child. More details are on our
Check it out along with our other bookings. We still have a few dates free
for bookings. If you are thinking about having a function then you can
provisionally book the band via our dedicated contact number or e-mail
address. Get your booking in now before we are fully booked for this year.
gets better: The band seems to be getting better than ever
according to our M.D. during the rehearsal tonight. The music certainly
feels and sounds like we could be putting on some, ‘not
to be missed’ performances when we start our concert season later
this year. The newly added techno bass sound that we have in a lot of the
new music is working better than we expected. Come along to a rehearsal
any Tuesday evening and see what you think. We’d love to hear what your
thoughts are and if we sound as good to you then why not sit in some time
for a rehearsal with us? Others have done just that and are still with us.
Don’t be shy, give us a try.
07.03.17 Cookie Monster?: The rehearsal this even was a cracker although we did have one or two people missing due to illness. Angus had his photo taken for the band Facebook Page and his new profile on the members page, take a look at it and see why he has made such a great impression on the band. We have a new name for one of our Clarinet players, "Cookie Monster" Kate Caruana We have never seen her move so fast at the break in the rehearsal. Before you could say, "Crotchet" Kate was up and had already opened the biscuits, eaten half of one and managed to put the kettle on. !! What a star she was, the band had very hot Tea & Coffee in no time at all tonight, they also managed a few biscuits that 'Cookie Monster' had missed. If you would like to pop in on a rehearsal evening then get in touch with us, you will get free tea/coffee and some biscuits, if we have any left. More news as we get it.
Angus: We would like to say a BIG HELLO to another new
band member. Angus joins our growing Clarinet section. Angus called in to
see us a few weeks ago, just for a quick play and to see what it was like.
He soon made friends with everyone and settled in as though he'd been with
us for years. Angus has particularly made quite an impression with the
ladies of the band so he will not be short of biscuits or cups of tea
being made for him during the break in rehearsals. More about
Angus is on our Members
Page. The rehearsals are going much better than we expected for
this time of year with the new music in the folders is going down a treat.
We are all looking forward to our first performance of the year in just a
few short weeks. More news as
we get it so call back again soon to see what’s new.
14.02.17 We didn't have much
time for a full rehearsal this evening due to our Band A.G.M. taking
place. There were loads of things to discuss with some great ideas from
the band members to take us forward into the next year. The Chairman, Dave
Stones, was re-elected for another year and we now have a new Youth
Representative on the board, Miss Rebecca Keay.
Things are moving fast within the band with everyone adding their
own bit to keep the band buzzing. There are a few new things in the
pipe-line so keep an eye on here for more news as we get it. Would you
like to be part of a very happy windband? Get in touch any time or just
pop in to see us. All our contact details are on our Home
for your convenience.
07.02.17 Rehearsals continue: We are well on course to make this years concerts better than ever. We have added a Bass Guitar, in places, to help enhance the sound of the band.(Will other bands copy us again this year?) The band are sounding good now but with a few more rehearsals they should sound even better. The M.D. walked away after the rehearsal tonight with a big smile on his face, that's not normal. Should we be afraid or has he got something up his sleeve he hasn't told us about? It was nice to see someone call in for a blow with the band tonight, quite unexpected but very enjoyable. Free tea/coffee with snacks went down very well again, as normal. If you fancy calling in to see us during a rehearsal night then you will be made very welcome. Age or having no musical grades is not a problem to us. Don't be shy, give us a try, you will be happy that you did.
one leaves one joins: The
Band is always sorry to see one of their players leave our happy group and
today is no exception. Amy Clarkstone on Alto Sax has left the band to
head over to Canada to be with her Fiancé and to start a new chapter in
her life. We are all sad to see her go but wish her well for her future.
Amy has been a great asset to the band since she joined us. Good luck from
everyone here Amy. As one
person leaves another one joins us. We are excited to welcome Michael
Morrison into our happy group. Michael popped in to see us a few weeks ago
and has now decided to join us full time on Trumpet. Mike lists running
and walking as part of his hobbies. Mike has already settled in and made
some great new friends. Enjoy your time with us Michael, welcome to the
band. The Members
has again been updated to show these changes.
live music for your event?: If
you are thinking about having a live concert band for a function that you
may be planning in 2017 then now could be a good time to contact us. We
can take provisional concert bookings over the phone or by e-mail. All our
contact details are on our Home
for your convenience.
If you would like to pop in on a rehearsal evening to have a listen and a
chat to us about your requirements then call over any time.
If you would like to pop in on a rehearsal evening to have a listen and a chat to us about your requirements then call over any time.
03.01.17 It's Our Birthday !!: Cleveland Concert Band is Ten Years old today, -3rd January- It doesn't feel as though it has been ten years since that first rehearsal with just a few players. The band have done a great deal in those short years. We have entertained thousands of people in our short time together and we are getting booked for the same places over and over again. We have been invited to play at many places in the North East of England. The amount of music we have now got is 100 times what we started with. We have managed to buy two sets of good music stands, (one for concerts), our own band trailer, amps, microphones, speakers, a few instruments and we have also produced two C.D.'s. There isn't another band in our area who can say that they have done so much in such a short space of time. Our many followers have enjoyed the entertainment we have provided and have asked that we continue to entertain them year after year. We'd like to thank everyone who has helped and supported the band over our first ten years, without you we couldn't have done any of the above. Thank you all and here's to many more years of great live entertainment.
It's 2017: Happy New Year !!.....
Time to start rehearsing for this years shows. There's loads to do, more
new music to look at, songs to sort out, solos to rehearse and all while
having a great time. You can be part of all this if you fancy playing with
a Concert Windband. All we ask is that you have your own instrument and
enjoy playing music. No musical grades? You don't need any to play music
with us. Contact us for further details. There’s free tea or
coffee along with biscuits and cakes during a mid-rehearsal break as well.
Don’t be shy, give us a try.