Skipton’s Summer

Posted on 2nd August 2018 by


Summer 2018

The year the sun remembered to shine!

Summers come and go but the summer of 2018 will be remembered for a while for all the right reasons… it was a proper summer with sun and shorts and sunny evenings!

The band have been rehearsing hard over the past few weeks, with new solos and new pieces being added to ourĀ  summer programme which will be on show over the next few weeks. We’ve even taken to rehearsing outside when the weather was too hot to be inside and we are very lucky that our rehearsal venue can accommodate this.

Summer Fetes and Saturday / Sunday afternoons in the park are places people often associate with Brass Bands and Skipton will be playing at a few over the next few weeks. We are also hoping to be out and about in Skipton again in September for our usual ‘Concert on the Cobbles’ as part of our support for Skipton BID and we are also planning a formal concert in the Autumn as well as our usual engagements including Remembrance Sunday. (We wont talk about Christmas yet but that too will be on the cards once we start back again in September.)

Gateway Brass players are taking a short break over the summer but will be back in September but some are now attending main rehearsals as well and playing along and developing their skills accordingly. The move fromĀ  small 6/7 piece group to a full brass band is always a big step but so far those who are going are doing really well and their skills will hopefully also be showcased in our Autumn Concert – watch this space!

Finally August the 1st – Yorkshire Day! As part of the town’s summer entertainment programme and to celebrate Yorkshire Day and all things Brass Band, the screening of ‘Brassed Off’ took place in the Town Hall cinema and the Band entertained the audience with a mini concert prior to the screening. The evening was a great success and both the audience and the players very much enjoyed the experience and hope it will become and annual event on the ever growing Event’s Calendar in Skipton.

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