From The Thunderbirds Theme To Concierto De Aranjuez

Yesterday’s Christmas Concert was a great success and thanks to everyone who attended.

The programme included performances by the Learners, B Band and A Band. The latter included both the theme from the Thunderbirds and an arrangement of Concierto de Aranjuez which was composed as a a concerto for guitar by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Congratulations to the prize winners:-

1. Stuart Pullin Prize - Matthew Price;

2. A Band - Jacob Wright; and

3. B Band - Caitlin Maguire.

Parental Concert 16th December

This year’s Parental Christmas Concert will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday 16th December at Victory Park Chorley FC.

Everyone is very welcome.

Prizes are awarded for handwork, progress and commitment. In addition the Stuart Pullin Award is given for all-round musicianship and teamwork.

Previous winners


Stuart Pullin Award - Ben Ramsay
A Band - Jack Price
B Band - Katie Hebblethwaite


Stuart Pullin Award - Jack Price
A Band - Abbie Jenkins
B Band - Alex Huyton
C Band - Charlotte Burke


Stuart Pullin Award - Kieran Trafford
A Band - Mary Jane Hart
B Band - ?
C Band - Nancy ?


Stuart Pullin Award - Jack Halpin
A Band Award - Ben Ramsay
B Band Award - Eleanor and James Gibson
C Band - Ross Featonbyare:-


Derian House Lights Of Love Service at Blackburn Cathedral

We are very pleased to support Derian House at their Lights of Love Service which is being held at Blackburn Cathedral on Friday 7th December. Full details can be seen here.

Haigh Hall Vintage Fair Sunday 18th November

The A Band are appearing at this event from Noon until 2pm.

The fair is organised by Vibrant Vintage and will take place in the impressive Hall and will utilise two upstairs rooms, the entrance hall and main ballroom with vintage wedding dresses displayed on the open staircase. There will be a pop up retro hair and make-up salon, demonstrations, a cafe and mulled wine with open fires and Christmas decorations in a stunning environment.

The Band will be in the entrance hall to greet you with popular brass band tunes. In addition Bexi Owen will be singing throughout the day.

For further information on this event please see the Vibrant Vintage site which is linked

B Band 2012

The B Band is the intermediate step between the Learners’ Group and the A Band. Here is the current group together with Jack Price and Abbie Jenkins who are both A Band players who have been helping-out.


Photographic Credits

The photographs on the home page from the 2009 Chorley Lights Switch On ceremony are used with the kind permission of Mike Johnson. Mike takes photographs of various events and places around the Chorley area and his Flickr page can be seen here.

Belgium 2012 Tour

Fran (our fantastic tour leader) from Rayburn Tours has published an account of the Belgium tour which can be seen here and also appears on the Belgium 2012 page.


We also want to thank the Chorley Masons for their support.


We are looking to add further content to this website. If you have photographs of the band, and would like to share them, we would love to hear from you.

We are also very interested in hearing from anyone who has information on the history of the band.

Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everybody who attended the AGM today. We will be publishing the draft minutes, approved accounts and the new constitution within the next few days.

B Band Parental Rota

The rota has been added to the Calendar.

If there are any problems please contact Catherine Hartley on 07887 952582.

Annual General Meeting

As part of the Band’s “Charity” Constitution it is a requirement that we hold an Annual General Meeting. The agenda together with a copy of the proposed new constitution which will be discussed at the meeting are displayed on the Governance page which is linked above.

The purpose of the AGM is for you, as members of the Band, to review and comment on the audited accounts. It is also an opportunity for you to comment on the work of the Committee and make any suggestions that would improve the running of the Band. The agenda is set-out on the Governance page of this website.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Committee please contact Andrea Hall on 07974 342930 or email us at We’re particularly interested in hearing from parents, guardians or family of B Band, C Band or Learner Band.

The AGM for the financial year 2011 – 2012 has been arranged for 12.00pm on Saturday 10th November at The Scout Hut.

Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

Parental Rotas

The Parental Rotas for November 2012 – March 2013 will be available soon.

If you are aware of any dates when you will be unavailable please inform a member of the Committee or preferably email us at

Please remember as a parent, guardian or friend of B Band, C Band or Learner Band who is supporting rehearsals you have a number of duties and responsibilities and that if there is not the required number of parents, guardians or friends present then the rehearsal may have to be cancelled and the children sent home.

A copy of these duties and responsibilities is available on the Band Notice Board in the Scout Hut.

Christmas 2012 Engagements

Listed on the Calendar page are the current Christmas 2012 engagements for A Band and B Band. There are still a couple to be confirmed so if you know of anywhere we could play and collect then please let one of the Committee know.
Please remember it is critical we know who is available for each engagement; so please complete the attached table indicating which dates you/your player child is available and return to Hector Sims by Saturday 3rd November 2012.

Don’t forget when we’re “carolling” we need support to help "shake buckets and collect money". Please try and help at least once.

Finally, all players should be at the engagement 15 minutes before it is due to start and parents should be aware no risk assessments have been carried out on any of these venues. If parents require specific venue addresses please contact Andrea Hall on 07974 342930 or email us at