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The Silver Prize
The Journal of the
Long Eaton Silver Prize Band
Newsletter No. 172
February 2015
The Silver Prize: February 2015
Band Room News
Alan & Sylvia
The band sends its best wishes for a full recovery to Alan and Sylvia who are
both unwell.
Butlins
The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band made its annual trip to Butlins last month, with
35 of us making the pilgrimage to the bars in the sky dome. Despite not
competing as a band (although five of us helped out Shirland), we comfortably
outnumbered most (if not all) of the contesting bands!
Kevin Holdgate’s Trombones Against Breast Cancer
Kevin’s massed (104) trombones concert at Butlins raised over £2,000 for breast cancer. Depicted
below are the ten trombonists from the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band.
Brass Tuition
For private lessons, contact Sharon (07887 907516) or James (0115 9735776)
Will Writing
Matthew Dennis has supplemented his law degrees by taking and passing a will writing course. If
you have any work for him, please enquire at band on Wednesdays, email
matthew.dennis@sky.com or call 07842 155562.
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Erewash Film Society
This month’s film is being shown on Monday 17
band rehearsal).
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February at 8p.m. (after the training
All members of the band are welcome. Free admission.
Lisa & Emmarrrrgggghhh
Lisa and Emmarrrrgggghhh are both taking part in the Great North Run (a
half-marathon) with the Huddersfield Marching Band to raise more money for
Sense (The National Deafblind and Rubella Association).
You can donate using the following links (or Lisa will be pleased to take your
money at any rehearsal):
https://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Balsom1
https://www.justgiving.com/HMB2015EMMA
Scratch Cards
The band runs a scratch card (£1 a go) every Monday (for the training band and
beginners’ group) and Wednesday (for the senior band). In the past, this has provided an
important source of funds to the band and we intend to use this to help pay the rent on our
new band room. Whilst this is entirely voluntary; please consider having a go, if not every
week, then perhaps every month.
Alternatively, we have standing order forms available if you would rather contribute that
way.
And if you do not want to “gamble”, please just donate.
Tuck Shop
Out tuck shop is now open. Please
let Sharon, James, Sarah or Lesley
know of any requirements.
HQ2 Works & Official Opening
The toilets, electrics, new ceiling and skylights are now done and the windows
are being replaced this month. We will be holding a painting party one weekend
after the area.
The official opening of HQ2 is provisionally arranged for Sunday 22
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March.
The Silver Prize: February 2015
Club Auction
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The auction of the club’s premises is to be on Thursday 26 March at 7:00 p.m.
in the club’s function room. The band is giving a short concert beforehand at
6:30 p.m.
Race for Life
Sharon and Emmarrrrgggghhh are organising a marching band to do a 5K
race for Life. Sorry ladies only; please see Emmarrrrgggghhh for details.
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Notes from the Musical Director
We are now settling into our new band room(s) and are expanding again
in size, with eight players starting in our beginners’ group in the last
month (replacing the five players who moved up to the training band after
Christmas). Thank you to Carl and James for covering rehearsals for me
last week.
Rehearsals are going well for the area, although we still have a lot of work
to do in the coming five weeks. Our first run out of the piece is next
Sunday (!) in Burton, and then we have NEMBBA two weeks after that.
“Variations on Maccabeus” is a difficult piece with technical and musical
challenges and no band is going to find it easy. Please ensure that you
do plenty of home practice so you are all note perfect , so I can
concentrate on the musical challenges in rehearsals. Maccabeus is a
good test piece, which I think is enjoyable to both play and listen to, and if
we put the work in now, we will be a better band after the area when start
preparing our concert programmes for the rest of the year.
Five Years Ago
Derbyshire Life
Sharon has been interviewed about the band by Derbyshire Life. The
article is expected to be in the March edition.
Ten Years Ago
Welcome to Pete McCormick who comes out of retirement to join us on Eb Bass and
to Tony Perry, who joins us on Bb Bass.
Computer Repairs
James Dennis is now repairing computers and developing web sites for a consideration. If you have
any work for him, please enquire at band on Mondays or Wednesdays or telephone 0115 9735776
other evenings.
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Training Band Diary
Lesley will be issuing engagement schedules with the actual start times once they have been confirmed.
Changes to the schedule are marked in red.
2015
Date
Wednesday
Sunday
Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Sunday
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Start
15 April
26 April
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27 June
Event
Post Code
7:30 p.m.
Band A.G.M.
1:30 p.m.
St. George’s Parade, Long Eaton
(with the senior band)
Meet by the Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road,
Long Eaton
NG10 4AA
St. Laurence Church Garden Party
Market Place, Long Eaton
NG10 1LT
John and Fay Blackburn’s Open Garden
30 Quorndon Crescent, Long Eaton
(following the senior band at 2 p.m.)
NG10 1AL
United Reform Church
Nottingham Road, Long Eaton
NG10 1HQ
Armistice Parade, Long Eaton
(with the senior band)
NG10 1EF
Noon
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28 June
4:00 p.m.
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18 July
11:00 a.m.
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8 November
10:00 a.m.
If you need to miss any of these jobs, please let Lesley and Deborah know in writing or by email A.S.A.P.,
as we may then need to organise dep. players.
Forthcoming Contests
North East Midlands Brass Band Association Contest
We have entered NEMBBA as usual: this year it is on Sunday 22
at the Postmill Centre, South Normanton.
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February
Area Contest
We have entered the area contest as usual: this year it is on Sunday 8
March in Bedworth Civic Hall.
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Band Diary
Lisa will be issuing engagement schedules with the actual start times once they have been confirmed.
Changes to the schedule are marked in red.
2015
Date
Sunday
8 February
Sunday
22
Sunday
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Sunday
Thursday
Friday
Wednesday
Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
Saturday
Saturday
Friday
Sunday
Thursday
Monday
Friday
Start
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February
8 March
22
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March
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26 March
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3 April
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15 April
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26 April
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7 June
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28 June
Event
6:30 p.m.
All Day
All Day
TBA
6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
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11 July
Post Code
Area Preview
Marston’s Sports & Social Club
Shobnall Road, Burton Upon Trent
DE14 2BG
North East Midlands Brass Band Association
Contest
The Postmill Centre, Market Street, South
Normanton, Derbyshire
DE55 2EJ
Midlands Area Contest
The Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth
CV12 8NF
Official Opening of HQ2 (provisional)
Derby Road Trade Centre, Derby Road,
Sandiacre
NG10 5HU
Club Auction
Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Social Club
NG10 1BA
Good Friday Ecumenical Service
St. Laurence Church, Market Place,
Long Eaton
NG10 1LT
Band A.G.M.
HQ2, Derby Road Trade Centre, Derby Road,
Sandiacre
NG10 5HU
St. George’s Parade, Long Eaton
(with the training band)
Meet by the Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road,
Long Eaton
NG10 4AA
West Park, Long Eaton
(enter West Park from the end of Lime Grove)
NG10 4LD
John and Fay Blackburn’s Open Garden
30 Quorndon Crescent, Long Eaton
(followed by the training band at 4 p.m.)
NG10 1AL
Staveley
NG10 3AT
NG10 3AT
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Evening
Flower Festival, All Saints Church, Sawley
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Evening
Join concert with Cantata (provisional)
10:00 a.m.
Armistice Parade, Long Eaton
(with the training band)
NG10 1EF
Festival of Remembrance
The Winding Wheel
13 Holywell Street, Chesterfield
S41 7SA
Main Hall, Friesland School
Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre
NG10 5AF
Longcliffe Golf Club (small band)
LE11 3YA
29 August
18 September
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8 November
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12 November
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7 December
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18 December
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
If you need to miss any of these jobs, please let Lisa or Sharon (preferably both) know in writing or by
email A.S.A.P., as we will then need to organise dep. players.
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Band Supporters
Many thanks to the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Social Club for their continuing provision of
rehearsal facilities, the club’s function room for parties, and raffle prizes!
The band is also most grateful to the following individuals, organisation and businesses for their recent
support of the band:
Roland Hosker & Bill Camm
Over the last ten years, our former presidents Councillor Roland
Hosker and the late Councillor Bill Camm have individually and
together secured grants for the band in excess of £5,750, which has
made a major contribution in purchasing suitable instruments and
music for both our bands, and in particular the training band.
Awards for All
£5,000 to replace the windows in our band rooms, £8,890 to repair
our central heating system and £8,000 to replace the flat roofs.
Derbyshire Community Foundation
£450 to support a music festival and £480 for stage equipment
Derbyshire County Council
£500 towards a projector for our children’s film club
Fred Aram
A set of polo-shirts for the training band, £100 to the 2012 national
final appeal, and £500 raised from a barbeque on his farm.
Mr. & Mrs. Blackburn
£1,750 from open garden days, talks to various societies and other
events, and £510 from a collection made at their golden wedding
celebrations.
John Brickles
Two cornets donated to the training band
Len Cowley
£200 towards the nationals and new music for the band
£400 to band funds
Helen Driscoll
A bass case and bass stand
Helen Lane
For repairing our instruments and donating a drum kit.
Rod Salter
For repairing many of our stands
Kevin Miller
£200 to our training band
The Turners
Two cornets donated to the training band
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The Silver Prize: February 2015
Personnel
Contacts
Sharon Stansfield
Carl Ramplin
Lisa Balsom
Deborah Redpath
Robert Stansfield
(0115)
07887
(0115)
(01332)
(0115)
(0115)
07722
8491942
907516
9391532
677863
9195990
8491942
118127
sharon@lespb.org.uk
carlvr@btinternet.com
lisa@lespb.org.uk
j.redpath2@ntlworld.com
robert.stansfield@ntlworld.com
Web Sites, Facebook & Twitter
Our web site address is http://www.lespb.org.uk.
Our Facebook sites are https://www.facebook.com/lespb (senior band) and
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3182030155/ (training band)
Our Twitter account is @LESPB1906
The club’s web site is http://www.silverprizebandclub.org.uk .
Band Officers and Committee
President
Vice-Presidents
Honorary Life Member
Musical Director (*)
Assistant Musical Directors
Chairman (*)
Secretary (*)
Contest Secretary
Treasurer (*)
Equipment Officer
Assistant Equipment Officers (*)
Librarian (*)
Assistant Librarians
Band Sergeant
Publicity Officer
Committee Members (*)
Junior & Training Band
Representatives (*)
Newsletter Editor
Webmaster
Auditor
John Blackburn
Fay Blackburn
Len Cowley
Councillor Roland Hosker
Carl Ramplin, F.C.C.A.
Richard Walker PG Cert, DMS, CITP, MBSC, MAPM
Fred Pear
Sharon Stansfield F.V.C.M. (Hons), N.A.B.B.C.
James Dennis, Matthew Lax & Carl Ramplin, F.C.C.A.
Carl Ramplin, F.C.C.A.
Lisa Balsom
Lisa Balsom
Robert Stansfield
Robert Stansfield
James Dennis & Stuart Measures
Deborah Redpath
Mark Blackburn & Amy Redpath
James Dennis
Sharon Stansfield F.V.C.M. (Hons), N.A.B.B.C.
Fred Aram
Stuart Measures
James Dennis
Lesley Prytherch
Kim Larwood
Emma Ramplin
Sarah Measures
Hazel Rogers
Benjamin Allen
Robert Burrows
Lewis Blackburn
Robert Stansfield
Robert Stansfield
Kevin Massey, F.A.I.A.
(*) indicates a committee member
Training Band Officers
Musical Director
Assistant Musical Director
Events Organiser
Equipment Officer
Librarians
Stage Manager
Beginners Group Teachers
Sharon Stansfield F.V.C.M. (Hons), N.A.B.B.C.
Robert Stansfield
Lesley Prytherch
Janice Corden
Deborah Redpath & Mark Blackburn
Mark Blackburn
James Dennis, Stuart Measures & Robert Stansfield
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