East Lancashire Concert Band
East Lancashire Concert Band

Latest News - May 2024

In March we played our first concert for 2024. It was absolutely amazing - the band loved it, as did the audience. 

Many 'big' numbers, and a bit of dancing too (think of the famous 'shuffle' in that famous scene from the 'Full Monty'). Yep, we played 'Hot Stuff' by Donna Summer which brought the house down, but we also played lots of other great pieces, including: hits from the Lion King', a selection from Meatloaf and Roxette. 


Now in May, we're busy rehearsing for a very special concert with the Royal British Legion in June to commemorate D=Day.





Older News

Once again, some of the band will be playing carols 'around the tree' at Stanhill. This is a regular feature for the band and very much appreciated by the locals. For more details, look in our 'Forthcoming Events' section.

It's always nice to receive very positive feedback after playing a concert, knowing that both our audience and event organisers enjoyed the event.


We're really pleased therefore, to receive feedback from the organisers that the 'Poppy Concert' we played for the Royal British Legion at the Brave Church in Accrington went down very well with all those who attended. It was a great night for everyone as the band thoroughly enjoyed playing for such an attentive audience. Following the concert we've also been approached for a possible concert in the future, so that's quite exciting as well!

What We're Currently Playing

As always, we try to play music from all styles and genres for two reasons. Firstly, it's good to be able to have a strong repertoire readily available so we can respond to different requests for concerts - such as themed concerts.


Secondly, playimg different styles of music, such as rock, pop, jazz, swing, marches,  musicals and classical keeps our rehearsals refreshing, the band engaged and as a result,  we improve our musicanship and have some fun at the same time.


So, with that in mind, here's an extract of what we've been playing recently:

  • Hot Stuff (Donna Summer) -  pop, made famous again by the  'Full Monty'
  • Meatloaf - The Hits - classic 80s rock
  • The Standard of St George (march)
  • March of the Trolls (classical, Grieg)
  • The Lion King (medley from the musical)

Our New Rehearsal Venue!

For the last 10 years, the Civic Theatre in Oswaldtwistle has been our home. We've had some great times in this venue, but owing to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to say goodbye. 


We now rehearse at St Christopher's Sixth Form College, Accrington, which is proving ideal for us. It's a modern, bright building with a lift and lots of car parking space. We play in the lecture theatre - a large room with brilliant acoustics so we're very lucky.



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