Monday, 17 May 2010

Brass bands return to Happy Mount Park

With summer approaching, Lancaster City Council is launching its annual programme of Sunday brass band concerts in Morecambe’s Happy Mount Park.

The concerts are as popular today as they where back in the 1970s, when they were first established, and regularly attract audiences of around 200 people from across the region.

This year’s programme starts on Sunday 23rd Ma, with the ever-popular Preston Concert Band and continues every Sunday, up to and including 5th September.

Over the course of the season, the series will feature the very best of brass, drawn from across the North West.
Situated at the east end of Morecambe’s promenade, Happy Mount Park provides a perfect setting for the concerts and is proud of its reputation of offering attractions for all ages.

As well as enjoying the music, visitors can take a stroll in the attractive parkland setting, sample the delights of the varied menu at the Café in the Park or try one of the park’s other attractions, such as the Happy Mount Express miniature railway, Splash Park or the recently opened adventure play park.

Seating is not provided, but members of the public might wish to take along their own picnic style chair or, alternatively, hire a deck chair at the park.

The concerts start at 2.30pm and are free of charge, but donations are welcome. The full programme is as follows:

MAY

23 - Preston Concert Band
30 - Morecambe Bay Brass

JUNE

6 - Blackpool Brass
13 - Morecambe Band
20 - Slaidburn Silver Band
27 – Kendal Concert Band

JULY

4 - Kirkby Lonsdale Band
11- Kendal Concert Band
18 - Wilsden Band
25 - Morecambe Band

AUGUST

1 - Morecambe Band
8 - Morecambe Band
15 - Morecambe Band
22 - Pilling Band
29 - Morecambe Band

SEPTEMBER

5 - Burneside Brass Band
12 - Morecambe Band

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