Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:18

George Quilliam

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09/12/2011 George Quilliam

Congratulations to George Quilliam, one of our trombone players, who was welcomed to Buckingham Palace recently for the St John Ambulance annual Young Achievers’ Reception.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:17

Band President

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28/11/2011 Band President

For the first time in the bands history we have a President. At the recent annual dinner and prize presentation Edwin Cubbon was appointed Band President.

Edwin has played in the band for over 70 years and is still playing. At a meeting earlier this year it was decided the band should have a president and it was unanimously agreed that Edwin should be the first.

For more information read the Band Awards 2011.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:12

4BarsRest

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10/11/11 4barsrest

An article appeared on 4barsrest on the 8th November announcing the soon to be published new arrangement of a Manx traditional carol arranged for the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band by Leigh Baker.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:09

Planning Permission

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20/10/2011 Band Room Extension

The band were glad to hear that planning permission has now been granted for the extension to the band room. The next stage is to apply for Building approval. Once this has been approved the band will be going out to tender for the building work, which hopefully will commence in spring 2012.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:05

Palm Sunday

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14/05/2011 Latest Recruit

The bands latest honorary recruit, Kirrie the donkey, with the band outside Peel Cathedral following the Palm Sunday procession from Peel Castle.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 22:44

Swearing in Ceremony

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10/04/2011 Swearing in Ceremony

The band were honoured to be taking part in the Swearing in Ceremony for the Islands’ new Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood in Castletown on Thursday 7th April.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 22:37

Hyperbaric Chamber

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05/03/2011 Hyperbaric Charity Concert

In October last year, the band gave a concert at Abbey Church, Ballasalla, as a fund raising event for the Hyperbaric Chamber. The concert also featured Manx Choir, Caarjyn Cooidjagh. The concert consisted of Manx brass band music, arranged by the late Major J E Thirtle, former Musical Director of the band and Manx songs performed by the choir.

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