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    2020 was to be amongst the busiest years of engagements for Kirton Brass Band but sadly, like many, our plans have had to change.

    As we celebrate our 150th Anniversary this year the situation has an even more poignant element to it.

    Consequently, it will come as no surprise that we have to cancel our planned performances for the foreseeable future.

    We feel sure that some engagements can be rescheduled to another time and this will certainly be the case for our 150th Anniversary Concert which was scheduled for 18th July 2020.

    No doubt our band members are missing each other's company as we can't practice every week as usual but as a band, we'll miss performing for you, our audience and we look forward to seeing everyone as soon as is possible.

     

    * HELEN DRAKE JOINS US ON CORNET

    Sometimes life does an almost full circle and throws up surprising coincidences. This has been the case for Helen.

    Whilst at The Gleed School in Spalding Helen learned to play a brass instrument and went on to join the then much respected Spalding British Legion Band.

    For a period of just over 30 years Helen lived out of the area returning to south Lincolnshire in the summer of last year. Quite by coincidence she bumped into our band chairman, Dave Reddin, on a totally unrelated matter involving a wood finish floor! (We will skip over this bit - too much information about floors!) Dave, having also been a past player of the Spalding British Legion band, invited Helen to come back into the world of brass bands.....the rest, as they say, is history.

    We have warmly welcomed Helen to our cornet ranks and look forward to her enjoying playing with us.

     

    * MARTIN OLIVER

    At the last band AGM one of our Horn section Martin Oliver was voted onto the band committee. Martin, who joined the band relatively recently, brings a wealth of skills and experience to the advancement of the band. We are delighted he has joined the bands committee. Speaking recently Martin said “I have played in a few bands in different parts of the country over a long period of time and Kirton is by far the most friendly I have been a member of”.

    Nice to hear that Martin and thanks for your contribution to the band - long may it continue.