*
banner

Whitburn welcome Lovatt for virtual celebration

The great lead trumpeter Mike Lovatt will be joining Whitburn for afar for an innovative approach to their 150th concert celebrations.

Whitburn
  The virtual concert can be enjoyed on the band's YouTube channel on the night

Scottish Open champion Whitburn is taking an inventive 'concert' approach to enable them to celebrate their 150th anniversary alongside the world renowned trumpet player Mike Lovatt.

Formed in 1870, the 20 time Scottish Champion's plans were dramatically changed by the Coronavirus pandemic, but with a true sense of Scottish inventiveness they will now hold a virtual concert event on Saturday, 27th June (7.30pm).

Self recorded

Members of the band have each recorded their parts to eight pieces of music — including two with Mike for the broadcast which can be enjoyed on their YouTube channel.

The event will also help raise money for the West Lothian Foodbank, who are providing much needed help to the people of Whitburn and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike needs no introduction to the brass band world — having gained global acclaim as one of the finest lead trumpet players in the world. His performances, from the latest film blockbusters to his remarkable features with the John Wilson Orchestra have brought him a legion of fans.

Mike Lovatt has been a star in every sense as our guest soloist. He is a joy to work withWhitburn Band

Star

Looking forward to the event, Whitburn Chairman, Charlie Farren told 4BR: "We're understandably delighted to have the opportunity to perform our 150th anniversary concert despite the difficulties everyone is having just now.

The band has worked hard to record all their parts individually and everything will be brought together by the technical skills of our percussionist Ryan Bradley.

Mike Lovatt has been a star in every sense as our guest soloist. He is a joy to work with. We are all looking forward to seeing and hearing the final product, and it's great that we can give a little bit back to our community by raising money for the West Lothian Foodbank."

Support

You can donate money to the foodbank project at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/whitburn-band

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Butlins

Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.


Bolsover

Friday night is music night at Bolsover Summer School

July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.


British Open

Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.


nybbgb

National Youth stay Well with new support

July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.


Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE


Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE


Newstead Brass

July 31 • Newstead Brass, Championship section, require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section at the delayed 2020 national finals , Bolsover Entertainment festival and a range of concerts across the region.


Chinnor Silver

July 31 • GREAT to be back rehearsing again but with Uni time coming up we require CORNETS AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS Rehearsals on a wednesday in our newly refurbished bandroom.Concerts and contests planned. Very friendly hard working group so come and check us out.


Rainford Band

July 30 • Rainford Band (Championship Section) requires a first class BBb bass player. . Upcoming contests include Dr Martins, Scottish Open, NW Areas and Grand Shield, and a varied concert programme.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd