May the Fourth be with you

Both Ratby Senior and Ratby Mid band were pleased with their respective ‘fourth’ places at this year’s Midlands Regional contest. Competing in the Championship Section at Bedworth Civic Hall, the Senior Band directed by Mareika Gray performed Herbert Howell’s epic ‘Pageantry’ to adjudicators Philip Harper and Leigh Baker, competing in a very tough field andContinue reading “May the Fourth be with you”

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”

Celebrate… its Trophy Time!

Friday 26th September saw the Senior Band perform their annual Celebration Concert, this year undertaking an East meets West Programme, carefully constructed by MD Michael Fowles. Our Celebration Concert is also the time of year that we present our band awards, both to Players Player of the year (through secret ballot!) and the Musical DirectorsContinue reading “Celebrate… its Trophy Time!”

Senior Band strength at Spring Festival

The Ratby Cooperative Senior Band recently took part in the Spring Festival Contest at Blackpool on 26th April. The band finished 9th out of 20 competing bands in the Senior Cup section of the contest after being drawn to play 3rd. They performed George Lloyd’s test piece “English Heritage” to a large audience in Blackpool’s WinterContinue reading “Senior Band strength at Spring Festival”