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Weekly evening meetings from early September until mid May: ‘The Church provides relaxed and comfortable surroundings for our informal and friendly meetings and is conveniently situated for communications including easy access to the bus services’.

 

'Popular organ and keyboard music from some of the finest performers on the circuit and ALWAYS on the second Tuesday of every month. Everyone who shares an interest and who derives pleasure from listening to popular music played on electronic organ and keyboard is welcome to join us on our concert nights.'

 

'The Service provides weekly musical tuition in all Blackpool Schools and Academies and, in 90% of our Children's Centres. Its constant drive to improve the experiences and opportunities of all Blackpool children makes the Music Centre a fun place to work and rehearse and staged events have shown that Blackpool children have exceptional talent when given the opportunity ...' Blackpool Music Service is the Lead Organisation for the Blackpool Music Education Hub.

 

Also indexedBlackpool Music Education Hub

‘The Festival is a series of competitions for AMATEUR vocalists, choirs and instrumentalists as well as verse speakers, trainees in reading for performance, acting, mime and improvisation. We want to make our Festival attractive to all and to make the "set pieces" appropriate and more exciting to individuals, to be more 21st century, and to encourage participation.’ Held Late November.

 

'We are a friendly group, who have had over 40 years experience of staging outstanding classical concerts, particularly piano concerts ... We engage pianists and other musicians of the highest standard. Nearly all play internationally and are recording artistes ... We aim to have an informal relaxing atmosphere. Many of our musicians talk a little and amusingly about the music they are playing and also the composers.'

 

Also indexedBlackpool Piano Concerts

‘We are the longest established amateur musical comedy society in Blackpool. Established in 1950, we have produced over eighty productions from Operetta to West End Musicals ... A wide range of acting, singing and dancing talent combine to deliver an irresistible mixture of youthful energy and experienced stagecraft. Our professional production team provide direction that is both dynamic and sensitive to the individual production. Like most amatuer companies we are always looking for new members. If you feel like having a go, come along to a rehearsal and have a look for yourselves ... Not an actor or dancer and still feel you could offer something, we still need people to help backstage (costumes and scenery etc).’

 

Formed 1923: ‘Over the years and through the generations our choir has grown from strength to strength and presently our 40 members are in constant demand throughout the Lancashire area which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of its members past and present ... You are invited to come and listen to us rehearse. Just come and sit at the back and make your own mind up. We are always happy to welcome new faces.’

'Brings together able local players and exceptional soloists to perform major orchestral masterpieces and other works of musical interest. Our soloists have included local musicians, sectional leaders from within the orchestra and students from Chetham's School of Music. The orchestra also believes it has a role in developing players and audiences for the future. Collaborating with local arts organisations and running educational outreach projects is an important part of this work.'

 

‘We are a friendly and welcoming choir based in Fleetwood Lancashire and aim to provide an environment where all interested singers can be part of a large group performing major choral works. The Fleetwood & District Choral Society was established in 1969 and has become a well known group in the Fylde and North West ... If you would like to come along and sing with us, we always welcome new members in any voice section. No audition is required.‘

 

‘Mention the ukulele and people automatically think we sound like George Formby.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Fylde Ukulele Network (FUN) is a band of musicians who sing and play an eclectic variety of songs from folk to pop, rock 'n roll and dance numbers ... Based on Fylde coast of Lancashire, England, we are committed to sharing our own brand of happiness and music to make your event a great success.’

 

‘We are a friendly orchestra of adult string players meeting weekly in Thornton Cleveleys. We welcome anyone who has taken up a string instrument or perhaps returned to playing after some time, and wants an opportunity to play with others and work towards performances ... Public performance is a key focus of the orchestra and we have collaborated with brass bands, choirs, opera groups, and soloists.‘

 

‘There has been a band in Pilling since around 1875, the first being a Fife & Drum band, which later changed to a Brass Band. In 1935, the junior members of Pilling Brass Band split off and formed the Pilling Jubilee Silver Band, the name coming from the first engagement they attended, which was the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George and Queen Mary on May 6th 1935 ... We have a busy schedule of concerts and contests around the local area throughout the year, ranging from local festivals and garden parties, to Preston Guild Hall and Blackpool Winter Gardens.’

 

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