JOHN IREDALE MEMORIAL CONCERT
Saturday 27 June 2015
Golcar Providence Church
Doors open at 6.30pm with the Concert commencing 7pm
On the 23 January 2015, Linthwaite Band stalwart John Iredale sadly passed away. His dedication to the band, over 60 years as a member, saw him take numerous roles as a player, conductor, teacher and band official. John was inspirational, well-loved in the banding community and will be greatly missed.
The memorial concert is an occasion for all those who knew John to get together and through music remember John's dedication to the band, the duties required to maintain a band and most of all, to the people who wished to pursue the melodious tones of a brass instrument.
John was influential in the development of many players and we are pleased that two well known and revered players, Steven Walsh and Nick Walker, will acknowledge the help and teaching John provided with delightful solos.
The concert is free to attend and attendance should be early to guarantee one of the limited number of seats available.
Any persons wishing to contribute any anecdotes of John can email the band. All stories will be most welcome and we will include as many as possible.
Meanwhile, the band rehearses on Monday & Wednesday evenings, but have relocated to Broad Oak Cricket Club, Cowlersley Lane, Linthwaite. See the contact page for a map of our new premises.
Following the success of Linthwaite Band becoming 4th section Yorkshire Champions in 2012, we were invited to compete in the National Championships at Cheltenham, gaining a very creditable 8th place.
2013 saw Linthwaite competing in the 3rd section, where we were very pleased to be placed 3rd, playing Hollywood!
With this success Linthwaite Band have thus far been awarded a prize in all the contests thay have entered with current Musical Director Tony Jaeger-Fozard, an achievement they are all justifiably proud of.
Have a listen to us at the recent Area Contest:-
Now for the formal introduction.
Linthwaite Brass Band or Linfit Band as it is affectionately known, if you are local, is located in the heart of Linthwaite.
Our band is steeped in history and currently, we are in a comfortable position in the 3rd Section of the British Brass Band Association league tables, and we are a coiled spring ready to bounce into the league above. Along the way, if we can maintain our policy of promoting the talents of young (and older) players, then success will come to all as shown in our history of contest achievements and the numerous players who have moved on to top flight bands or become professional musicians. If we could just entice them back to support the band again....
Linfit Band has always been a self-supporting village band without
any funding from sponsorship or the constraints of "club" facilities
and prides itself on being able to make its way each year, although
there are times when it would be nice to have the extra pairs of
hands that these aspects can bring! If you can lend a hand, have no
fear, bite the bullet and give the very nice man on our Contact page
VacanciesWe are currently looking to fill a few much needed chairs in our band. These are :-
- Cornets (Positions negotiable)
We're looking for enthusiasm and commitment, and if you see yourself becoming part of our team, then contact us to introduce yourself!