We had such a good time filming with Channel 5 for the last episode of Winter on the Farm. When we first arrived, we were ferried on golf buggies up to the set for our soundcheck. The floor manager kept us entertained, and everything went well.
There’s quite a lot of sitting/standing about waiting when you are filming apparently. We were happy to have an opportunity for a good chinwag and catch up!
After a very tasty tea and lots of hot drinks, it was time to head down for filming. It was even colder than it looks, but we did get hand warmers!
In between our two pieces, we were able to watch from behind the scenes. It was fascinating to see how everything worked together so seamlessly.
The presenters kindly came over for a photo when everything was finished. What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon/evening!
Time to go and get our coats and hats back on and warm up. Maybe one last look at the animals.
We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around Barugh Green playing Christmas Carols. Quite a few residents braved the cold to come and speak to us, join in with a bit of singing or a dance, or to make a request.
It was brilliant to be able to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer.
The choir performed a repertoire ranging from the traditional, including a beautiful rendition of Harold Darke’s In The Bleak Midwinter, to more contemporary pieces, such as the Holly and the Ivy, including audience participation!
We played some traditional carols, John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol, Coventry Carol, and Fairytale of New York among others.
We were invited to play for the switching on of Denby Dale Christmas Lights. Despite the snow, there was a large crowd to hear us play carols, before Santa and his elves arrived to officially switch on the Christmas tree lights!
It was brilliant to be back playing at Penistone Show this year. We played a mixture of music, including some traditional Brass Band marches, such as Slaidburn, solo pieces including the Flugel Horn solo, I Don’t Know How to Love Him, and some band favourites, such as All in the April Evening.
A wonderful event, as it is every year, with so much to see and do. We always enjoy being a part of Penistone Show
After such a long time of not playing together due to Covid-19, we are so happy to be able to rehearse again, and prepare for some summer events.
To keep everyone safe, we have some extra rules to follow, and risk assessments to consider. Please have a read through them (linked below). You will be asked to sign to say you have read and understood them before being able to join us for a rehearsal. It’s worth taking these extra precautions to ensure everyone in the band remains safe.
Can I draw extra attention these rules:
– if you have any Covid symptoms please stay at home and get a test for Covid-19
– we need to have a register of who is at the rehearsal for track and trace – there is also a QR code which you can scan if you have the NHS app
– everyone to remain 2m apart at all times
– please bring your own stand
– please bring a small towel or similar
– please bring your own drink as refreshments won’t be available
– windows will be open if we are meeting indoors, so dress warmly if it is cold.
We would like to recommend everyone get their vaccination as soon as it is offered, and take the lateral flow tests twice a week as per government guidelines – these are available at your local pharmacy.
On May 23rd, Cawthorne Brass Band was proud to join with friends from Dodworth Colliery Band to remember the men and boys from the Cawthorne area who perished in the Norcroft pit disaster.
We played a hymn called Gresford, also known as the Miners Hymn, by Robert Saint (1905 – 1950), a former miner. Composed in memory of the Gresford Colliery disaster, near Wrexham, North Wales when an underground explosion killed 266 miners, the hymn was adopted by the National Union of Mineworkers and is played regularly at miners’ gatherings in memory of former miners.
I sincerely hope that you are all well at the start of a difficult time with coronavirus and possible isolation.
It has come to the point where unfortunately we need to cancel band rehearsals.
Some of our group may be considered high risk, some will want to avoid unnecessary outings and some may wish to continue as normal. It’s very likely that decisions will be out of our hands in the coming weeks so I’d like to think we are being prudent at this early opportunity and saving unnecessary worry.
Please keep in touch with one another through social media/ phones. Take care of yourselves, don’t worry about band and let’s hope we’re back together all fit and healthy as soon as possible.
We will let you all know as soon as anything changes.