The Senior Band held their first Festival of Brass at the weekend, and it was a huge success. This was a first for the band, as it was free to all. Held at the Braunstone Civic Centre, both old and new faces in the audience enjoyed a great night, featuring a mixture of music, fromContinue reading “Festival of Brass”
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Ratby Welcomes Mareika Gray
The Ratby Co-operative Band have announced that they have appointed Mareika Gray as their Professional Musical Director as part of a new musical structure within the organisation. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOLDY SOLUTIONS LTD In her new role Mareika will provide musical leadership and creative direction for the whole of the Ratby Co-operative Band organisation andContinue reading “Ratby Welcomes Mareika Gray”
200 years of banding!
At the recent organisation Summer Concert, four members of the band were presented with special awards for their services to brass banding. 50 (yes that is fifty!) years’ service awards were presented to Greg Webber, Sheralyn Newman, Geoff Newman and Lynne Plant. Mick Veasey from the Leicestershire Brass Band Association was there to present theContinue reading “200 years of banding!”
The quiz inquisitors
The good folk of Ratby and surrounding villages came out in force to support the band in a quiz night at Ratby Sports Club. Chief quiz masters Brian Snowball and Jobn Hendry steered everyone through the rounds including music, pot luck, sports and even births deaths and marriages! The quiz champions this time around wereContinue reading “The quiz inquisitors”
MD Mike Fowles to leave the organisation…
The Ratby Co-operative Band Organisation have announced that their twelve year partnership with Musical Director Michael Fowles will be coming to an end following their performance at The Spring Festival Senior Cup on 14th May 2016. Speaking of his decision Michael said “It’s been a great 12 years with a wonderful organisation. I’ve been working one wayContinue reading “MD Mike Fowles to leave the organisation…”
Strong Area for Senior Band
The Ratby Senior Band are delighted by a recent strong result at the Midlands Regional Brass Band Championships, held in Bedworth on 13th March 2016. Competing in the highest level of brass band contests, the Championship Section, the senior band delivered a fine account of Philip Sparke’s Cambridge Variations to come 4th place – withContinue reading “Strong Area for Senior Band”
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The Ratby Co-operative Band Organisation are pleased to share with you our latest newsletter – thanks to Martin and Ellie for putting this together – we look forward to keeping you all in touch. A copy here for those who prefer the paperless world! Ratby August-October Newsletter 2015
A grand day out!
November 2014 saw our Mid Band crowned 4th Section LBBA champions, with the Senior Band also bringing home the silverware with second place in the Championship Section and a fine turnout in the unregistered section too making it a very proud day for Ratby Band at the 2014 Leicestershire Brass Band Association Open Competition. Adding toContinue reading “A grand day out!”
Prizes from Groby for Ratby
Members from each of the Ratby Bands (Beginner, Junior, Mid and Senior Bands) were representing the organisation at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association’s annual member festival held in Groby. The competition had Ratby entries in nearly every section, with some prizes coming our way at the end of the day. Becky Moss and Kirk TurnerContinue reading “Prizes from Groby for Ratby”
The only way is Wessex!
Ratby Band members from each of our bands took part in this year’s Wessex Summer School, held in ye olde county of Wessex, more specifically Sturminster Newton High School in the beautiful North Dorset. Wessex Band Summer School is a summer course for brass, wind and percussion players of all levels and abilities. Under the expertContinue reading “The only way is Wessex!”
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