Long Eaton Silver Prize Band

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November newsletter


A Christmas Carol
with Bill Varnham and
Andy Ward

Friday 7th December 2018
7:30 p.m.


Christmas In Brass

Sunday 16th December 2018
2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets Available from the Duchess Theatre


Awards for All

The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band thanks the National Lottery Awards for All for the following grants in recent years which have enabled the

Replacement of the band room windows

Repairs to the central heating

Repairs to the roof

World Scout Jamboree 2019

The concert on 12th October 2018 by our senior band at Long Clawson Village Hall raised £815 towards sending two scouts to the World Scout Jamboree in 2019

Zak Charlie's Project Defib

The concert on 22nd September 2018 by our training band in the Duchess Theatre raised nearly £1,000 towards Zak Charlie's Project Defib to install a second Defibrillator in Long Eaton.

St. Laurence's Roof Repair Fund

The concert on 9th June 2018 by our senior band raised £459 towards the St. Laurence's Church Roof Repair Fund.

LIV

The concert on Saturday 17th March 2017 by our training band raised £450 towards sending a group of young people from Beeston Methodist Church to spend 2 weeks volunteering at LIV village in Durban, South Africa.

St. Laurence's Roof Repair Fund

The concert on 8th December 2017 by our senior band raised over £507 towards the St. Laurence's Church Roof Repair Fund.

Making Space

The carol concert on 2nd December 2017 by our senior band raised over £473 towards the Erewash branch of Making Space.

St. Laurence's Roof Repair Fund

The concert on 17th June 2017 by our senior band raised over £484 towards the St. Laurence's Church Roof Repair Fund.

St. Laurence's Roof Repair Fund

The concert on 3rd December 2016 by our senior band raised over £400 towards the St. Laurence's Church Roof Repair Fund.

St. Laurence's Roof Repair Fund

The "Voices of Christmas" concert (written and presented by Bill Varnum with Andy Ward) on 5th December 2015 raised over £800 towards the St. Laurence's Church Roof Repair Fund.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance

The joint charity concert on 21st December 2014 by our beginners' group, training band and senior band raised £450.69 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Red Cross

The joint charity concert on 2nd November 2014 by our training and senior bands raised £785 for the Red Cross.

Help for Heroes

The joint charity concert on 19th September 2014 by our senior band and Melbourne Male Voice Choir raised £304.15 for Help for Heroes.

Sense (The National Deafblind and Rubella Association)

The joint charity concert on 10th May 2014 by our training and senior bands raised £296.73 for Sense (The National Deafblind and Rubella Association)

Treetops

The joint charity concert on 13th December 2013 by our training and senior bands raised £302.57 for Treetops.

Cancer Journey Support Group

The joint charity concert on 13th September 2013 by our training and senior bands raised £393.00 for the Cancer Journey Support Group.

Long Eaton Sea Cadets

The joint charity concert on 15th December 2012 by our training and senior bands raised £335.97 for the Long Eaton Sea Cadets.

ABF - The Soldiers' Charity

The joint charity concert on 29th June 2012 by our training and senior bands raised £283.84 for ABF - The Soldiers' Charity.

Help Amelia Rose Trust

The joint charity concert on 9th December 2011 by our training and senior bands raised £500.00 for the Help Amelia Rose Trust.

Help for Heroes

The joint charity concert on 23rd September 2011 by our training and senior bands raised £712.19 for Help for Heroes.

Thank you to all the members of our bands and to our supporters who have attended these concerts and have given so generously.

Band
Photograph courtesy of Steve Ingers Photographer

Awards for All

The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band is a friendly community based brass band organisation, comprising of three groups (our senior and training bands and a beginners' group) totalling 85 players, which promotes and encourages live music within the borough of Erewash and the surrounding areas. Founded in the 1860s as the Long Eaton Temperance Band, the band left the temperance society in 1906 to reform as the Long Eaton Silver Band, adding Prize to its title after it first contest success in 1908. After over 150 years, our primary objective remains to encourage and provide opportunities for people all ages to play or learn a musical instrument, targeting young and disadvantaged groups (although we no longer insist on alcohol abstention for the adults!). We raise musical and cultural awareness through a variety of local concerts, charitable events and contests. The senior band currenty contests in the third section where we were Midlands Area and National Champions in 2006.

Finding Our Bandroom

Our address is:

Derby Road Trade Centre,
Derby Road,
Sandiacre
NG10 5HU.

A Street map of our location is available by clicking here (the arrow points to our band room). From there you can zoom in or out. From junction 25 of the M1, the band room is best reached by heading into Sandiacre, and turning right at the cross-roads onto Derby Road (the B5010). The band room is on the right at the bottom of the hill; the entrance is on Derby Road, to the right-hand side of the car park entrance.

Forthcoming Public Concerts

Date Start Event Post Code

2018

Friday 16th November

6:00 p.m.

Ockbrook Christmas Lights
Outside the Royal Oak, 55 Green Lane, Ockbrook

DE72 3SE

Saturday 17th November

7:30 p.m.

St. Mary's Church, Rectory Lane, Bottesford

NG13 0DA

Friday 23rd November

6:45 p.m.

Sawley Christmas Lights
Lakeside Park, Sawley

 

Thursday 29th November

5:45 p.m.

Long Eaton Christmas Lights
Market Square, Long Eaton

NG10 1LT

Friday 30th November

6:00 p.m.

Borrowash Christmas Lights
Outside the Co-operative Shop, Victoria Avenue, Borrowash

DE72 3HE

Friday 7th December 7:30 p.m.

"A Christmas Carol" with Bill Varnham and Andy Ward
St. Laurence Church
Market Place, Long Eaton

NG10 1LT

Wednesday 12th December

7:00 p.m.

Main Hall, Friesland Sport Centre
Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre

NG10 5AF

Saturday 15th December

11 a.m.

Carols with the Long Eaton Churches Fellowship choir, Market Square, Long Eaton

NG10 1LT

Saturday 15th December

7:30 p.m.

Wigston College, Station Road, Wigston

LE18 2DS

Sunday 16th December

2:30 p.m.

Christmas In Brass at the Duchess Theatre
West Gate, Long Eaton

NG10 1EF

Sunday 16th December

7:30 p.m.

Christmas In Brass at the Duchess Theatre
West Gate, Long Eaton

NG10 1EF

Thursday 20th December

7:30 p.m.

Carol Concert (Training Band) at the Shaftesbury Club
278 Tamworth Road, Sawley

NG10 3FF

2019

Saturday 11th May

2:00 p.m.

Spring and Plant Fair
St. Giles’ Church Hall, Church Drive, Sandiacre (training band)

NG10 5EE

Saturday 6th July

TBA

United Reform Church
Nottingham Road, Long Eaton (training band)

NG10 1HQ

Saturday 13th July

9:30 a.m.

Staveley Armed Forces Veterans Association Armed Forces Day
(Staveley Town Centre to Poolsbrook Country Park)

S43 3UU

Sunday 14th July

9:30 a.m.

Staveley Armed Forces Veterans Association Armed Forces Day
(Poolsbrook Country Park)

S43 3WL

Sunday 22nd December

2:30 p.m.

Christmas In Brass at the Duchess Theatre
West Gate, Long Eaton

NG10 1EF

Sunday 22nd December

7:30 p.m.

Christmas In Brass at the Duchess Theatre
West Gate, Long Eaton

NG10 1EF

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