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Welcome to the Morecambe Brass Band Association (Charity Registration No. 1133214).

BLACKPOOL CONTEST 25th FEBRUARY 2024

After many weeks of hard work and determination we are overjoyed to be the North West Area Third Section Champions!

By being placed first, we have again qualified for the National Finals (third year running) and we have also gained promotion to the Second Section as from January 2025.

As always, we are proud of the hard work that all the players have put in and especially the hardwork and determination of our MD Andrew Porter.

KIRKBY LONSDALE ENTERTAINMENT CONTEST

18th JUNE 2023

We could not be prouder! To defend the title and win the Best Entertainment award, Best 3rd section, Hymn tune, March and Deportment award! Thank you to everyone for their hard work and support today at Kirkby Lonsdale Contest.

BLACKPOOL CONTEST 26th February 2023

After weeks of hard work we are over the moon at coming 2nd in the 3rd section at The North West Area Regional Brass Band Championships at Blackpool. We are proud of the hard work that all the players have put in and especially the hardwork and determination of our MD Andrew Porter.

By coming 2nd we have qualified again for the National Finals in September, a fantastic result for the band as we’ve only just been promoted to the 3rd section.

NATIONAL FINALS
The Morecambe Brass Band on Sunday 18th September 2022 competed at the National Brass Band Finals of Great Britain at Cheltenham.
The band were placed 3rd out of the 16 national bands that qualified for the final in the 4th section. The band has already been promoted to the 3rd section for next year and are looking forward to playing at a higher level again.
This 3rd place is even more remarkable as our normal conductor, Andrew Porter, at the last minute due to a more important event, wasn’t able to conduct the band at the contest (see posts on our Facebook page) and we at Morecambe Band are very proud for why Andrew wasn’t available.
We were lucky that David Johnston stepped in to conduct the band and our thanks go to David. David spent just two hours with the band at a rehearsal just a few days before the contest and also a very short practice in the morning before we competed.
Without the hard work and dedication over the last few months by Andrew and Carol Porter and the players, we would not have been able to achieve this 3rd place result.

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2022 PROCLAMATION OF KING CHARLES III

We at Morecambe Brass Band are proud that we were able to take part in the Proclamation reading for King Charles III at Morecambe Town Hall today.
Our thanks also go to Carol Porter who conducted the band today on such a history making day.
Photo provided by Norman Woodhead.

END OF ANOTHER SEASON, AUGUST 2022

Well there you have it, our Spring-Summer concert season is over and what a way to go, Promenading, the Best of British. Over the season we have performed 8 Concerts, a private event for Lancastrian dignatries for the Platinum Jubilee and had great success at 1 Entertainment Competition. We have presented 22 featured soloists, 18 of which have stood up in front of our audiences. We have given premieres and tried to be different – played Kazoos, whistled, sang and even marched through the park. We have also performed 64 different pieces of music and featured an average of 16 pieces per concert!

Our Musical Director Andrew is very proud of our hard work, the team work, our positive outlook and is thrilled by all of our musicians. He thanks the few guests that have helped us out throughout the season too. Most of all he wants to specially thank our audiences for supporting us throughout the season.

We continue now with the hard work already started on New Beginnings, preparing for our next performance at The National Finals in September.

KIRKBY LONSDALE ENTERTAINMENT CONTEST 19th JUNE 2022

We enjoyed an amazing afternoon at Kirkby Lonsdale Entertainment Contest. Our fabulous soloist Becky Stead won the best instrumentalist and the band won the deportment prize for our marching, best Hymn tune, best fourth section band and the overall Entertainment prize! The biggest reward for us was hearing the cheers from the audience, many of whom have given us kind words of praise and appreciation. Thank you to Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band for organising such a fabulous day.

BLACKPOOL CONTEST 27th FEBRUARY 2022

We are so proud to be announced as 4th section winners in the North West Areas Regional Contest 2022. With thanks to all our members for their hard work and commitment but especially to our MD Andrew Porter for his dedication and hardwork.

Are you a regular supporter of the Band? If you are, please consider becoming a Patron, details about costs and the benefits available are on our Patrons page.

BAND HISTORY. Our page showing the history of the band has been updated June 2022.

The Morecambe Brass Band Association is based in North Lancashire, in the traditional seaside town of Morecambe. The Association consists of two bands catering for all musical abilities and interests, from beginner upwards to seasoned professional. The bands play regularly in local concerts and music festivals across Lancashire and Cumbria.

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS… Are you coming to the University of Cumbria (Lancaster campus) or to the Lancaster University and want to continue playing whilst away from your home band? Then please consider the Morecambe band, transport can be arranged from Lancaster to Morecambe as we have a few players that live in Lancaster, or, travelling expenses can be agreed, you do not have to commit to two practices a week, please contact our secretary if interested.

PLEASE NOTE…. The Bay Brass Band at present has been amalgamated into the main Morecambe Brass Band with rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope that sometime in the future we will run the Bay Brass again.

Please feel free to look around the website for information on future music events and how to join the band if you are interested in playing. Our rehearsal room is situated near to Morecambe Police Station. Please contact our secretary if you would like any further information.

If you’d like to book any of our bands for an event, sponsor a concert or programme, please contact our secretary.