Ireland visit completed

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The band has completed a highly successful visit to Ireland over the weekend of 22-24 May. On Friday 22 May, the band travelled to Cork, its first visit to the Republic of Ireland, where it was hosted by the St Nicholas Band. The band played in the prestigious Cork School of Music auditorium with guest tuba soloist Les Neish. On … Read More

ECB on Facebook

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Check out the band’s Facebook page which is now being maintained by Garry Ambrose. Click here or the icons at the top and bottom of the page to visit our Facebook site.

2014

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December 2014 The Corps Carol Service on 21 December saw the inauguration of our new Young People’s Band. Under the leadership of YP Band Leader Simon Hicks the band played two items, Wonderful Love by Derick Kane and an arrangement of Jingle Bells. Simon, ably assisted by David Buckle and Richard Hill, has arranged learners’ classes over the last year … Read More

2013

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October 2013 The band has completed another highly successful Annual Pre-Contest Festival. Held in the impressive surroundings of the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at The Royal College of Music, an appreciative crowd was treated to superlative music making from guest trombone soloist Brett Baker and the band on top form. Brett (pictured right), featured a number of items from his … Read More

2012

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October 2012 The band’s Annual Pre-Contest Festival 2012 was once again a great success with guest soloist David Childs astounding the audience with his superlative playing. His solos included the virtuosic Endearing Young Charms and Song of the Brother as well as the lyrical Lament from Stabat Mater and On Winter Hill. He ended on a high note, literally, with … Read More