East Lancashire Concert Band
East Lancashire Concert Band

Latest News - January 2023

The band had a great Christmas  community concert at a local church in Oswaldtwistle, and now after a well-deserved break, we're looking forward to a fairly full year of concerts. 

Recent News

Saturday 9th July - 

Again, another fabulous, magical evening playing in the grounds of Hollowforth Hall near Preston. Supporting Preston  Rotary club and local charities, the band played a mixture of pieces, supported by a stunning singer and a bagpiper to add to the occasion.


This event was a sell-out, with everyone bringing a gazebo or pinic rug, and food and drink, and of course, helping out some very good causes at the same time.


As always, the evening finished in true 'Last Night of the Proms' style with 'Jerusalem' and many other favourites before closing with a spectacular firewords display. Wow!

Sunday 26th June - 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an afternoon of music at Happy Mount Park in Morecambe. This is a regular event for the band, but the first one for a couple of years.


With the weather being changeable, we played in the cafe within the park. Everyone had a great time listening to songs from TV, films and musicals and a few quirky pieces from the jazz world!

Our thoughts go out to all the people of Ukraine

In our first March rehearsal, we all agreed it would be fitting to start by playing and recording the Ukraine National Anthem. 

We're happy to announce that we will be back playing concerts in 2022.  For details of our confirmed bookings, please look at the 'Forthcoming events' section of our website.


So far we've been having a great time playing a wide range of music including:


  • 80s disco favourites
  • Pop and rock (including: Michael Jackson, Elton John, Roxette, Queen, Van Halen, Bon Jovi)
  • TV themes (including The Simpsons!, Hawaii 5-0)
  • Blues
  • Jazz rock
  • Classical - William Tell Overture (not easy, but what a great piece!)
  • Classical - Scherzo and Finale from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
  • Classical - Music for the Royal Fireworks (Overture, Handel)







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