The Band gave an excellent performance of Seascapes (by Composer Ray Steadman-Allen) 
under the Direction of Professional Conductor Paul Lovatt-Cooper.  

The Band was well prepared by our resident MD Lewis Wilkinson, who put the Band through their paces for a number of weeks prior to Paul's attendance and thanks must go to Lewis for his excellent and thorough preparation.

A huge thank you to Iris Cochard, who came in and did a fantastic job at the last minute all the way from Switzerland 
to deputise for John White who was unfortunately unavailable.

We gained a reasonable 5th place, which wasn't quite what we'd hoped for as it would have been nice to make another appearance
 at the Royal Albert Hall in October.

Fishburn Band offer our congratulations to winners EYMS (Now renamed City of Hull Band) and Runners up Reg Vardy,
 We hope you both do the North East proud at the Finals!

Read our Adjudicators remarks here: (Seascapes — Fishburn Band 2019

Bandroom News 18/03/19


We are all looking forward to the inaugural Band dinner and Awards evening taking place on 26 January at Redworth Hall.  

Our Baritone player and Committee member Abigail Groocock is the inspiration and organiser of the event and has planned an evening of both 'serious' awards and fun awards - with prizes and lots of photographs! 
She also has plenty of organised fun planned for the last part of the evening, oh could get messy!

Bandroom News 26.01.19


We are back into the contesting season and are now busy preparing for the forthcoming Northern Area Contest (Seascapes — Composer: Ray Steadman-Allen).  Seascapes was previously used as a Championship section testpiece at the National Finals in 1988 where Fishburn were placed a creditable 15th amongst the top bands in the country.

This work was inspired by the poem "CARGOES" by John Mansfield.  A suite in three movements :

01. Allegretto
02. In stilo di Sarabande
03. Allegro

'Cargoes' - the poem

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amethysts, Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal, Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

John Masefield

Our resident MD Lewis Wilkinson has been putting us through our paces in preparation for Paul Lovatt-Cooper, who will be taking us to the Area Contest.  As one of the most sought after composing talents of his generation, Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s musical works have been performed to sell-out audiences all over the world. He is in high demand as a Composer, Soloist and Conductor and we look forward to working with Paul for the first time

Bandroom News 26.01.19


We wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year and hope you all have a Healthy and Prosperous 2019

Hopefully, the Bands fortunes will improve this year and culminate in a successful year of 'Banding'  

Bandroom News 01.01.19

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