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Proud day for Moorlands band in the capital

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Proud day for Moorlands band in the capital

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A marching band from the Moorlands has, once again, taken part in a national parade in the capital. The 5th Leek Scout and Guide Band travelled to London on Saturday (November 13) to join other bands from across the country to take part in the Corps of Drums Society contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Show.

A marching band from the Moorlands has, once again, taken part in a national parade in the capital.

The 5th Leek Scout and Guide Band travelled to London on Saturday (November 13) to join other bands from across the country to take part in the Corps of Drums Society contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Show.

The trip involved an early start for the Moorlands band who left Leek at 3.30am on Saturday morning and travelled back the same day, arriving back at 9pm, after taking part in the prestigious event.

Band Leader of the 5th Leek Scout and Guide Band, Mark Bradford, said: “What a fantastic day, well done to everyone who formed the Corps of Drums band.

You were all excellent and produced a superb performance. It was an honour to be part of it.”

Mark, who has been part of the band for eight years and band leader for two and a half years, further told the Leek & Moorlands Echo: “Our band has taken part in the Lord Mayor’s Show for three years, although last year’s was cancelled due to the pandemic.

It’s always a very long day but everyone does really well and loves taking part.

It’s a very good experience as there’s so many people out on the streets. It was especially nice to see people out cheering and waving after the lockdowns we have had.

It was a very proud day for us all and I want to thank our members who all represented Leek in a positive way.”

As well as being members of the Corps of Drum Society, the 5th Leek Scout and Guide Band are also members of The Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA).

Mark added: “We are always looking for new members. If you are aged between ten and 16, why not come along to a practice session and have a go?

We meet on Thursdays at the Scout Hut on Fowlchurch Road between 7pm and 8.30pm.

You could play side drum, bass drum, cymbals, bugle, whistle or bell lyre. Uniforms, training and instruments are provided.

We provide the tuition, instruments and uniform and members pay subs of £2 a week.

For further information go online to: www.facebook.com/5th-Leek-Scout-Guide-Band.

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  • Well done to to all of you from a retired band member
    Written by Colin Sheldon, November 18, 2021 - Reply

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