PREPARATIONS FOR BUTLINS 2018
It was straight back into the rehearsal room this week for the band after a well-deserved break over the festive period, as final preparations began for next weekend's Butlins Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival. This will be the second time Oldham Band (Lees) has entered the contest, once again held at Butlin's Skegness, and after finishing a respectable third last year, the band is looking to improve on this result. Renaissance by Peter Graham is this year's first section test piece, and is a sequel to his much celebrated Shine as the Light. The band has thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with the piece and are looking forward to the whole weekend.