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Friday, 12 August 2011
Brass Bands at Skegnes
Saturday eve 6th August 2011 was the day that Skegness lights were switched on, and during the day Brass Bands were playing around Skegness for free, they were raising money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice - who cares for people who are living with a life threatening illness across Lincolnshire, here you can see some of the people collecting for these folk to help make life a little easier for them.
We saw two Brass Bands who were playing around Skegness the 1st were the Alford Silver Band who were playing in the park.
This young lad played a solo, pure magic he was The Alford Brass Bands history goes back to the 1860s when the town formed a Rifle Brigade Band, and was later reformed in the 1960s and has progressed ever since.
Here's another member playing solo -
A very remarkable Brass Band, who really entertained the public - really good music flowed from their instruments.
In the Afternoon we went to watch the Swineshead Silver Band - who were playing on the stage on the Tower Esplande.
Swineshead Silver Band was founded in 1886 and has played at fetes, concerts and sevices up to the present day.
Here's the conductor leading the Band in a swinging number.
All to soon its time to say goodbye, they finished with a rousing number that brought a great cheer from the crowd.
In the evening the Lights were switched on by StavrosFlatley - father and son duo. The evening show was hosted by Lincs FM's John Marshall.
But alas, we missed this as we were in the Embassy watching a very good show called "That'll be the Day"one of the bests show that we have seen for a very long time.