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  The annual band trip for St. Patrick's Day.
Several members of the band travel to Kilkenny, Eire, on Thursday, 15th. March, as guests of St. Patrick's Brass and Reed Band, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. During the visit, the massed bands will give a concert at The Watergate Theatre. The tour culminates in Limerick, when Hall Royd Band compete in the Limerick March Contest under the temporary name of "The Pyjama Band", for obvious reasons........photographs to follow! Have fun, all of you. ☘🍀☘          
     





France
 At the end of May, Band will be travelling to Clapiers in Hérault department, in the south of France for several days, during which they will perform a concert at Espace Cultural 
Jean Penso.
                                                    IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
                                                                      APRIL.
                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                     

Meet Lauren Stafford, our 2nd. Trombone player. Lauren began playing the flute at the tender age of seven and, by the age of sixteen, had achieved grade eight. In 2014, Lauren was awarded The Young Achiever's Award the Skipton branch of Rotary International for her work, in music, in her school and community. After A levels, Lauren began playing the trombone at Hall Royd Band and embarked upon an Honours Degree in Music, at The University of Huddersfield, where she is approaching the completion of her final year. During her time at university, Lauren has played with various ensembles, including the University Brass Band, who were awarded third place, this year, in Unibrass, a national contest for university bands. Another external engagement, was accompanying the Birmingham based Emmanuel Choir to France, when she played flute in the orchestra.
Lauren has been offered a place, for September, to study for her Master's Degree in Music Performance on the Flute, at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
All band members wish Lauren all the very best in the exciting continuation of her musical career and look forward to welcoming her back to the Bandroom whenever she is in Yorkshire.

Annual General Meeting 20th. April 2018. 
Bandmaster's Report.
Mark was pleased to be able to report a productive and enjoyable year, with many memorable concerts. Some members of the band had "trodden the boards" at the Alhambra Theatre, in Bradford, assisting The Buttershaw St. Paul's Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society production of "Hello Dolly", in January.
The annual visit to Kilkenny for St. Patrick's Day celebrations, was complicated by heavy snow, although, as expected, "a good time was had by all"!
Mark was pleased to announce that participation of the Monday Night Learners Band (augmented by some Senior Band members) in two concerts at The Wilsden Flower and Vegetable Shows in Spring and Autumn could only build the player's confidence.
Finally, Mark gave his thanks to all band members for their commitment, after which he  handed out the following awards.

Most Improved Junior Player of the Year.
Ellie Biglands. 🏆

Most Improved Senior Player of the Year.
Linda Stafford. 🏆

The C.N.L. Cree Trophy (Bandsman of the Year.)
Daniel Khan. (Citation: For amazing work on various instruments and mentoring junior players with unstinting commitment.) 🏆
 
Congratulations were abounding from all band members to these industrious players. Good luck in the future to you all.

Mark was presented with a hamper from the band for all his help and support during the year.

World Heritage Day at Robert's Park.
Saturday, 21st. April saw the band playing at this commemorative event to remember the end of World War 1 in 1918. The sun kindly shone on us all as we played, in the bandstand, tunes from a hundred years ago. Re-enactors in army uniforms paraded and suffragettes campaigned before, at mid-day, the ceromany to unveil the newly restored Low Moor Cannons was performed by The Lord Mayor of Bradford. Stalls with street food and local charities, lined the promenade where people could stroll about in the warm spring sunshine. There was a relaxed atmosphere, remeniscent of the era, which was recovering from "the war to end all wars". 


                    
                      
                                     

Our next engagements:-                                                                                                                                      
April
28th. Saturday.    Northcliffe Church. 7.30pm.
    
May
13th. SundayWilsden Spring Flower Show. BD15 0HT 2-4pm
Monday 28th. May - Saturday 2nd. June. (Dates T.B.C.) Band tour to Clapiers, France. 
Friday 1st June, Evening concert at Espace Cultural Jean Penso.
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                     



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 Welcome to the new players who have joined us on a Monday Evening. 

New players are always welcome, even if you have never played before or don't have an instrument, we can teach you with one of our instruments. We hope that those who have recently joined us enjoy learning to play and the fellowship in the band.

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