Piping Hot Brass Band raised the roof with a showcase concert in Nelson Library as it spreads its wings into Pendle.
Young members of the band were joined by experienced players from Nelson Brass Band, Brindle Band and BMP Europe Goodshaw Band for the performance.
Shannon Gateley, from Manchester University Brass Band, was the concert’s guest speaker and she explained the social and educational benefits of learning to play music, and highlighted the need to encourage more young players by making the music different and interesting.
The club has been running for over 12 months at Billington and Langho Community Centre but rehearsals have begun at Marsden Community Centre in Nelson between 6pm until 7pm on Mondays.
Players of all ages and abilities are welcome and the band plays pop music alongside the traditional, adding virtual to the mix too, making it fun, trendy and unique.
Keith Harrison, who began playing aged eight, is the designer and musical director. He said: “It’s a little like going back to my original roots, however, we’ve added the positive experiences of a fun career in entertainment, and brought the training method up to date using computer technology for the children and families to enjoy.”
Visit www.pipinghot.club for more information or call 01254 677936 or 07944 887467.