And the band played on to Quartet Bronze victory. On Sunday 2nd April, members of the Junior band took part in the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Solo and Quartet competition held at Loughbrough Endowed Schools. Over 100 competitors took part in the annual event performing a variety of solos, air-varies, duets and quartets. Members ofContinue reading “And the band played on…”
Category Archives: Junior Band
Friends of Jayne Concert
On a very emotional Saturday night, 19th September, the Ratby Co-operative Band Organisation hosted a Charity Concert with The Burbage Family to celebrate the life of Jayne who passed away last year. The Junior & Mid Bands were joined by a number of other musical artists and local band Undecided who played Sweet Child ofContinue reading “Friends of Jayne Concert”
Bands in the Park
The Ratby Co-operative Junior Band were delighted to be invited to play at Abbey Park again this year with Guest Conductor Any Ellis. The Band played for an hour running through a selection of new and old pieces, Brass on the Run, One moment in Time, James Bond theme, finishing with current favourite Bohemian Rhapsody.Continue reading “Bands in the Park”
Ratby Youth Return to Euro-Disney for the 3rd time
The Ratby Co–operative Youth Band are delighted to confirm they have been invited for the 3rd time to perform on Stage at Euro-disney Paris during the May half term. The Band previously played there in 2007 and 2010 but with many of those players having now progressed through the organisation, the Youth section has many new players who are looking forwardContinue reading “Ratby Youth Return to Euro-Disney for the 3rd time”
Juniors in Festive Fayre
Our Junior Band were delighted to be invited again to play at the Anstey Gala on 6th December 2014, playing at The Methodist Church & The United Reformed Church to packed out audiences as part of a number of events in the town. The event culminated with Junior Band playing some carols outside while theContinue reading “Juniors in Festive Fayre”
Youth Section Solo Contest!
Youth Section Inter Band Solo Contest – 28th October 2014 With Band numbers swelling and over 50 young people taking part it was necessary to split the players into a number of sections plus creating a new Family Section. Proud mums and Dads crammed into the bandroom to watch an excellent range of styles, musicalContinue reading “Youth Section Solo Contest!”
Bandin’ in the Park
The Junior Band were again invited to play at Abbey Park this year before going on to play in the organisation’s Summer concert later that evening. They played for an hour going through a variety of pieces, some old favourites (Dr Who) along with newer pieces still being progressed (Frozen). The weather just about heldContinue reading “Bandin’ in the Park”
Ratby pBone photoshoot!
Members of Ratby Junior Band were delighted to be asked to be involved in the promotion of an award winning product and ground breaking innovation – the pBone. The plastic trombone, ideal for players young and old, novice to the more professional was the innovative idea of former Ratby Band chairman Steve Greenall. As part ofContinue reading “Ratby pBone photoshoot!”
Junior Band Sponsored Walk
In a bid to raise some funds to buy and repair our set of instruments, the Junior Band committee organised a sponsored walk around Bradgate park and put one foot in front of the other for a good cause. Around 30 folks of all ages and sizes turned out for the 4 mile circular walk andContinue reading “Junior Band Sponsored Walk”
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