The senior band competed at the British Open Spring Festival, in the senior cup, held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on the 18th May. The band were the first band in the second half of the draw to perform Paul Hubers ‘Symphonic Music’. The competition was fierce with a total of 21 bands performingContinue reading “Spring Festival Success!”
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Junior Band spreads their talents outside of the bandroom.
Our youngsters have been very busy outside of the bandroom and working especially hard to further their musical journey. Principal Cornet Jessica hit the high note as she represented her county at the Army Cadets National Music Band camp in April this year. Twice a year, all ACF bands gather for a ‘Concentration’, a week-longContinue reading “Junior Band spreads their talents outside of the bandroom.”
Symphonic Win at Buxton
Yet another piece of silverware to add to the Ratby Bandroom as the senior band win at Buxton.The contest was own choice test piece and Ratby chose to play the Blackpool senior cup test piece ‘Symphonic Music’ in the championship/first section.Not only did the band win the contest but our Bb Bass player Matt WilkinsContinue reading “Symphonic Win at Buxton”
Musik Fest Fun
Music Fest 2019 has certainly been another truly successful weekend. Two evenings packed with music making from all aspects of musical diversity, rock bands, brass bands, big band and barber shop chorus, Ratby certainly know how to put on a good show. Both evenings boasted packed audiences who were thoroughly entertained by all with waiterContinue reading “Musik Fest Fun”
Double Podium finishes for Ratby Band!
The Ratby Co-operative organisation had a double success at the Midlands Area Contest. The senior band had their best ever result with the piece Seascapes, finishing an outstanding 3rd in the championship section. Earlier in the day the mid band also had their best ever result achieving FIRST place in the 4th section. This resultContinue reading “Double Podium finishes for Ratby Band!”
The Ratby Co-operative Organisation had a prize winning day at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Contest, held at Loughborough Grammar School. Early on in the day, the mid band, conducted by Gary Perrin, played a resounding rendition of Lake to the Moon by Kevin Houben. The band impressed the adjudicator and won 3rd prize. AnContinue reading “LBBA Success!!”
Festival of Remembrance
We are once again proud to host our own annual Festival of Remembrance. We will be joined by guests from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland Army Cadet Corps of Drums. This will be an evening not to be missed.
Ratby Band has a ball
Ratby Co-Operative Brass Band were invited to headline at the New Springs Church Annual Ball. The band, who shared the night with X-Factor Winner Sam Bailey, were on top form once again, finishing with fine performance of the last night of the proms. The set, led by MD Dave Purkiss, was well received, with lotsContinue reading “Ratby Band has a ball”
Ratby Co-Operative Brass Band hosted their annual Oompah night, and it was another successful night. From the Bratwurst and Frikadelle, washed down with Steins of beer, to the fun and games, all accompanied by the Oompah music, it made for an enjoyable night. Under the leadership of Frontman Dave, the band played a varied andContinue reading “Brasstober Fest”
Junior Band Needs You!
Want to pick up your playing, and continue learning, whilst having fun? TheJunior band could be for you! Come along on Tuesdays at 7pm.
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