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A Busy Year Ahead!

With the push for Championship status ever present in the Foresters bandroom, we're going to give an overview of the year to come...

Our photographer fell over.

We've already had our annual Butlins visit in January, so we begin this February.

Date and Time: 24th February 2018 - 19:30 - 22:00

Name: Aylestone Church Concert - Foresters Friendly Society

Location: St. Andrew's Church, Old Church Street, Leicester LE2 8ND

Description: Foresters Brass perform at a staple sponsors concert in Leicester. We will be running our Area piece as well as performing pieces for our upcoming entertainments contests.

Can we do it again...?

Date and Time: 10th March 2018 - All Day

Name: Midlands Area Championships

Location: Bedworth Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth CV12 8NF

Description: Looking to retain our First Section Champions title and achieve an invite to the National Finals later in the year, we're within reaching distance of promotion to the Championship section from 2019.

Date and Time: 19th May 2018 - 12:00 - 17:00

Name: Beer and Brass on the Grass Entertainments Contest

Location: Victoria Farm, High Cross Road, Lutterworth LE17 5AU

Description: After being awarded Best Overall Band and Best Soloist (Steph Ayton) last year, Foresters Brass look to retain the multiple awards we won last time at this young contest.

Date and Time: 19th May 2018 - 19:30 - 22:00

Name: Husbands Bosworth Church Concert

Location: Husbands Bosworth Church, Lutterworth, LE17 6LU

Description: A busy day for Foresters as we perform at the competition earlier and then travel down to our old stomping ground in Husbands Bosworth.

Looking forward to Beer on the Grass. Oh, and the Brass. That is a nice Honda though...

Date and Time: 26th May 2018 - 13:00 - 15:00

Name: Argents Mead Bandstand

Location: Argents Mead, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1BZ

Description: Another Bandstand gig for Foresters

Date and Time: 3rd June 2018 - 14:00 - 19:00

Name: High Chief Ranger Air Ambulance Appeal Concert featuring Keith Muggeridge

Location: TBC, Ware

Description: Keith Muggeridge joins up with Foresters to feature as a soloist for an Air Ambulance appeal concert.

Date and Time: 16th-17th June 2018 - All Day

Name: Foresters Friendly Society High Court

Location: Riviera International Centre, Torquay TQ2 5LZ

Description: Foresters Brass perform over a busy weekend for the annual Foresters Friendly Society AGM.

Guest Conductor Chris Small steps in to lead to band over an important weekend.

Credit: Stephen Fraser. Drummer, bassist, nice guy

Date and Time: July 8th 2018 - All Day

Name: Shirebrook Entertainments Contest

Location: Shirebrook Town Park, Shirebrook, Mansfield NG20 8AL

Description: A new entry on the Foresters calendar, we look to improve on our entertainments record and push on for more honours.

Date and Time: 29th July 2018 - 14:00 - 16:30

Name: Oakham Bandstand

Location: High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL

Description: A summer bandstand that has become a staple performance date in the Foresters calendar.

The entertainment season begins here!

Date and Time: 2018 - 14:00 - 16:00

Name: Newark Bandstand

Location: Newark Castle, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1BG

Description: TBC Bandstand gig

Date and Time: 15th and 16th September 2018 - All day

Name: First Section National Finals of Great Britain

Location: The Centaur, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH

Description: Participation confirmed! We are heading alongside Staffordshire and Enderby to represent the Midlands in the First section against qualifiers from all over the UK.

Date and Time: 30th September 2018 - All Day

Name: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Location: Heritage High School, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Description: Entertainment Contest season begins at Bolsover! Foresters Brass will take part in the First and the Championship Section.

Date and Time: 6th OR 13th October 2018 - 19:30 - 22:00

Name: Long Buckby and Brington Baptist Church Concert

Location: Long Buckby and Brington Baptist Church, NN6 7RR

Description: After our initial concert last year, Foresters join up with Tenor Horn player and Minister of the Church, Nathan Toseland, to perform audience favorites as well as highlights from our Entertainments program.

Date and Time: 21st October 2018 - All Day

Name: Mendlesham Foresters Court Concert

Location: Community Centre, Mendlesham, Stowemarket IP14 5RT

Description: A band quiz for the coach journey, but the travel is worth it for our fantastic audience at this annual performance.

A week later than usual, but Wychavon remains a favourite

Date and Time: 3rd November 2018 - All Day

Name: Wychavon Festival of Brass

Location: The De Montford School, Four Pools Road, Evesham WR11 1DQ

Description: Another two performances for Foresters, Championship and First, to compete for the invite to Spring Festival.

Date and Time: 18th November 2018

Name: LBBA Contest

Location: Loughborough Endowed Schools, Loughborough, LE11 2AQ

Description: An own-choice contest

Date and Time: 3rd December 2018 - 18:00 - 21:30

Name: NSPCC Concert

Location: Church of All Saint's, Oakham LE15 6AA

Description: The NSPCC Oakham Concert is recorded live to be played on Christmas Day. A host of big names in the Midlands provide Christmas stories and jokes whilst raising a record amount year on year.

Date and Time: 8th December 2018 - 14:00 - 16:00 (Coach travel)

Name: Foresters' Christmas Celebration

Location: English Martyrs Catholic Church Hall, Vicarge Lane, Horley, RH6 8AR

Description: We embark on a new concert adventure at Christmas time!

Date and Time: 22nd/23rd December 2018 - 18:00 - 20:00

Name: Foresters Brass Christmas Concert

Location: Husbands Bosworth Church, Lutterworth, LE17 6LU

Description: We embark on a new concert adventure at Christmas time!

Practise time beckons...


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