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www.baxendenconcertband.co.uk

'Formed in the early 1990's by Major John Boden, a retired Army Musical Director. His aim was to offer young people the opportunity to meet together and make music as an alternative form of entertainment ... Players of all age groups and abilities are welcomed, the only requirement for membership being a basic knowledge of music and the willingness to learn.'

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goodshawband.co.uk

‘We are a 4th section brass band, based in the village of Crawshawbooth, nestled in the Rossendale valley. There is a proud tradition of producing quality brass bands in the Rossendale valley area, our band is no exception. A concert has a variety of formats; including Private Garden Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events to Marching or Walking Days etc.’

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www.eastlancsconcertband.org

'The Band’s archives include well documented history taking us back to 1842 when, funded by public subscription, the “Accrington Old Band” was formed. There were a total of 24 instruments, including such long forgotten items as Ophicleides and Serpents ... The military tradition lives on in a small way, with one or two members (and regular guest players) having been musicians in the armed forces. Several players - Euphonium, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Cornet/Trumpet - perform as soloists, some whenever possible! All the members play in at least one other wind band and a few also play in local brass or silver bands. This adds to the wealth of practical experience and variety of musical styles to draw upon.‘

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www.hyndburnsingers.co.uk

Founded 1981: ‘Over the years the Hyndburn Singers have continued to sing an interesting and varied range of music but the choir now concentrates on singing lighter easy-listening songs. The choir has performed for many different types of audiences ranging in venues from church halls through to Accrington’s refurbished market hall to the Town Hall and has sung for several different charitable organisations.’

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www.rossendaleladieschoir.org.uk

‘Formed in 1977, and currently has over 40 members. Membership is made up of ladies from all age groups and all walks of life ... We have been very fortunate over the years, to have had some eminent composers write or arrange music for us ... Our repertoire is vast and extremely varied and ranges from traditional choral works, spirituals, folk songs, to more modern pieces ... We are regularly invited to perform at a variety of different venues both locally and further afield to give concerts on a paid basis and also to raise funds for charities.’

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www.rossendalemalevoicechoir.org.uk

‘The Choir was founded in 1924, by the late Fred Tomlinson MBE. He took a group of local singers and moulded them into one of the country’s finest male voice choirs, winning many competitions and festivals, including the Intenational Eisteddfod in Llangollen ...  Rossendale Male Voice Choir has close musical and social links with the Rossendale Ladies’ Choir. The two choirs have often shared the same concert platform and sometimes perform as a mixed choir when they become known as The Rossendale Festival Choir.’

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www.civicartscentre.co.uk

’A cultural venue for drama, dance and all performing arts - right in the heart of Hyndburn ... The Civic is a lively community theatre. If you want to watch shows or be in shows or do anything arts and crafty, there is always something going on at The Civic ...’

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