On Sunday 19th June the Parr Hall will be reverberating with the impressive sound of the Leyland Band, a brass band renowned for their entertaining style and musicianship.
The band, who accompany the Warrington Male Voice Choir at the Parr Hall for their annual Christmas concerts, are offering a programme of music for a summer afternoon to raise funds to support St Rocco’s Hospice. Their repertoire extends beyond traditional brass pieces to music from stage and screen, big band, jazz, pop and classical arrangements.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016, Leyland Band is one of the most sought after brass ensembles on the concert platform, performing in all parts of the United Kingdom including world famous venues such as the Royal Albert Hall. The band’s international reputation is equally impressive with ground-breaking tours to Japan, Korea and the US, as well as many appearances in Europe. Last July Leyland Band was the first English brass band to appear at the prestigious Innsbruck Promenade Concert Series in Austria, performing to over two thousand people.
Chairman of Leyland Band, Chris Doran said,
“We’ve always had a great turnout and a great reception from the Warrington audience, and I thought it would be a good idea for the band to perform a concert of their own here. I’ve lived in Warrington for about nine years, for most of that time just down the road from St. Rocco’s. For a number of years I’ve been aware of the great work the hospice does and when my wife and my mum entered this year’s Starlight Ladies Walk for the hospice, I thought that I could do my bit to help this fantastic local charity by putting on a brass band concert to raise money for them”.
Brass for St Rocco’s
When: Sunday 19th June, 3pm
Where: Parr Hall
Tickets priced £15, £12 Concessions available from:
Parr Hall Box Office: 01925 442345 www.pyramidparrhall.com
St Rocco’s Hospice: 01925 575780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Doran: 07803 615036 email@example.com