Freckleton Band are sad to announce that our long serving Musical Director Mr Paul Dalton has left the Band after the National Finals In Cheltenham on the 16th September 2018.
Paul joined the Band in 1980 on Trombone. In 1982 he was appointed as deputy conductor to Dennis Wright. In 1983 he was appointed as resident conductor working with Duncan Beckley, Gordon Clough, John Golland, Mike Cotter and Roy Curran. He had two short breaks during the 1980s during which he conducted Thornton Cleveleys and Darwen but then returned to Freckleton in 1995 where he was appointed Musical Director.
In 1997 the Band won its first National title at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. During this time the band also performed many high profile concerts around the North West, including a series of concerts playing alongside the Central Band of the RAF.
Other Contest highlights include 3 invitations to the Scottish Open and 6 Grand Shield appearances.
Contest Wins 1995 / 2018
7 Fleetwood contests 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2009
3 NWABBA contests 1995 / 1996 / 1999
1 Wilkinson Northern open 2008
1 Land o’ Burns 2000
6 North West Qualifiers 1st Section 1997 / 2005 / 2010 / 2013 / 2015 / 2018
1 1st Section National Champions 1997
Finally, the Band committee would like to thank Paul for his loyalty and commitment over his long tenure and wish him well for the future.
Mark Rossall (Vice Chairman)