Bid for blast from the past
Last updated at 20:01, Thursday, 02 August 2012
A Workington town band could soon be relaunched after a 20-year absence.
The town council will put forward a proposal to fund a music master for Workington Sea Cadets, to be considered by Allerdale council at a meeting on August 15.
Councillor Gerald Humes said the town council hoped that a Workington town band could be formed as an offshoot of the town’s sea cadets band. It could start in September.
The former Workington town band, a brass band which was formed in the 1800s, broke up in 1990 after its conductor left. In its heyday it had a senior and junior band and played at music festivals, miners’ galas and regional competitions.
Coun Humes said: “The sea cadets band also packed in three or four years ago, so this would be great for the town.
“We would hope to fill the music master post by September, with the aim of playing on Remembrance Sunday in November.”
Laurie Price, secretary of the former town band, welcomed the idea and said: “It would be great if someone who had involvement with the past band or who has enthusiasm for music could take the reins.”
Parker Wilkinson, who played with the former band in the 1970s, said: “It would be wonderful to see a brass band established.”
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 02 August 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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