Mary Rossall has been busy putting together Freckleton Band’s contribution to the Freckleton Methodist Church Christmas Community Celebration. The exhibition is a festival of craft and flowers that represents the village groups and precedes a short candlelit Christingle Service.
Why not pop in on Saturday 5th December between 10am and 3pm and show your appreciation of Mary’s handiwork!
On a cool but dry Boxing Day morning, a few players from the band met at the bandroom at 9 o’clock to play carols around the streets of Freckleton. Playing through until a buffet lunch at Alan and Diane’s, the band then played the last (informal) concert of the year at a packed Coach and Horses pub.
Thank you to the people of Freckleton for supporting us this Christmas and throughout the year, without you we could not carry this tradition forward from year to year.
Derek our drummer can put his sleigh bells back in the toy box until next December!
What a great night playing for the Freckleton Methodist Chapel “Songs of Praise” with TV’s lovely and very funny Pam Rhodes. It’s always a pleasure to play for the village especially when it’s a packed house and there’s a fantastic buffet and brew afterwards!
Thanks to the organisers for a enjoyable, informative and entertaining evening.
One hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, Freckleton Band were proud to support the Remembrance Sunday Parades in our area. Again this year, there was another huge Fylde turnout at the parades both in St Annes and Freckleton today. Ian Walsh, formerly of the Coldstream Guards, sounded the Last Post.
Freckleton Youth Band will be performing their first Christmas engagement of the season on Saturday 15th November at Freckleton C E Primary School, where they will be playing Christmas carols and songs at the Christmas Market, which starts at 2pm. The Youth Band will be playing from about 2.15pm for 20 mins, and then again just before 3pm.
The band have been practising Christmas carols for the last few weeks and are pleased to be playing at and supporting a local school, as well as giving a taster of their programme for the forthcoming Freckleton Band concert at Lowther Pavilion on Sunday December 21st.
On a night more typical of October than August, the band and Junior Band took part in a very special open-air Last Night of the Proms concert in the village with special guest soloist Nicola Howard. Also on the bill … Continue reading →
On 30th August, Freckleton Youth Band played at The Last Night of the Proms in Freckleton. Kath Threlfall led the band in a 20 minute slot to entertain the crowds on what turned out not to be a lovely sunny summer evening! Their playing … Continue reading →
On Saturday 21st June the band led the annual Freckleton Club Day procession that heralds a big weekend for the village. The band plays for a different church each year and this time it was the turn of the Holy Family RC Church, which just so happens to be at the far end of the village. So with a 9am start, the band marched back to the village centre with the Holy Family contingent for the other churches and bands to join on behind to begin the main route. The weather was (unseasonably) warm this year, and although the stretch up Kirkham Road has been axed this year, the heat took its toll on us all. We had a mild heat stroke, a twisted ankle and several players with blisters by the end of the day!
On Friday 16th May, Freckleton Youth Band played at St Michael’s Primary School Spring Fayre in Kirkham. Kath Threlfall led the band in two 20 minute slots to entertain visitors at the Fayre on what turned out to be a lovely sunny spring evening, and they were very well received by everyone there.
They can be seen next at Lowther Pavilion on Sunday 1st June, where they will be appearing with Freckleton Band.
On Thursday 20th March the band played at the Freckleton Memorial Hall at an event which celebrated Harry Robinson’s contribution to, and retirement from, the management of the Memorial Hall. The beautifully-decorated hall was packed-out and the band played several pieces, including a rendition of Ave Maria given by Principal Cornet player Dhani Miller, at the start of the evening to an appreciative audience. We were made very welcome afterwards and enjoyed the food and drink provided!