News

Read our latest news stories to keep up to date on everything the band has been up to.

Spring Concert & News Update

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Spring Concert & News Update

On Sunday the 7th May we held our Spring Concert at The Pride of Lincoln which was focussed on a best of British theme. The band opened the concert to a wonderful piece of music called Prismatic Light by Alan Fernie which we have been rehearsing hard on for the past few weeks. We also played some other classic British band arrangements and marches which went down a storm with the audience, including music from Oliver and Phantom of the Opera, we dedicated The Dambusters to Lincoln City Football club who were promoted back into the football...

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Alzheimers Society Charity Concert

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Latest News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Alzheimers Society Charity Concert

On Friday night we held our first concert of the year at The Recital Hall, Lincoln Minster School. The band has been busy rehearsing a new programme over the past few months and the band played very well indeed, all the proceeds raised will go to the Azheimers society. Our next concert is Sunday 7th May, 2pm at the Pride of Lincoln which will be a Best of British Theme. It’s free entry with retiring collection, refreshments will ne available and the Bar will be open.

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AGM and New Committee

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on AGM and New Committee

Last night we held our annual general meeting at Fire HQ which was well attended by our members. During the AGM we formed our new committee for 2017, we’ve seen a few changes this year and would like to show our thanks to some members that have stepped down from the committee. Firstly thanks to Hannah Brumby who served as secretary for 2016, Secretary is a behind the scenes job and doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves, Hannah has been very efficient for her time as Secretary and we are very grateful for the time she...

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Alzheimers Charity Concert 24th March

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Alzheimers Charity Concert 24th March

The band is holding a concert in aid of The Azheimers Society. It will be held on Friday 24th March 2017, 7.30pm at The Recital Hall, Lincoln Minster School, Upper Lindum Street, Lincoln, LN2 5RW with free parking at the venue. Free entry with a retiring collection, there will be a raffle and hot/cold refreshments available also, all proceeds go to The Alzheimers Society. This is our first official engagement of 2017 and the band has been working hard on some new pieces of music since the Christmas break, please come along for a fabulous...

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Happy New Year 2017

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Happy New Year 2017

The band has enjoyed a couple of weeks break after a very busy year, we are back in the rehearsal room this Thursday for a good sort out of music and to have our first rehearsal of 2017. We still have some vacancies in some sections (see our meet us section) and always welcome any new players of any skill level who would like to come along to make some music. At present we have a fairly clear diary for this year but this always fills up after February so if you would like to book the band please get your requests in ASAP to avoid...

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Christmas 2016

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Latest News | Comments Off on Christmas 2016

The band had a usual very busy Christmas period starting with a visit from the MVD band based near Neustadt in Germany, on the evening they went home we were out again playing for Collingham Christmas lights switch on. We had some smaller little band jobs at various places around the Lincoln leading upto our own LFRCB Christmas Concert at the Pride of Lincoln on 18th December. This concert followed a slightly different format this year, in previous years our guests have sat down for a Christmas lunch prior to the concert, this year the...

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German Twinning Visit – December 2016

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on German Twinning Visit – December 2016

On Thursday we took two minibuses down to Stansted airport and collected 18 of our friends from The German Band Musikverien Diedesfeld (MVD Band) who we’ve been twinned with for many years. Diedesfeld is a subdistrict of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Lincoln’s twinning town which started back in 1969 and is one of the oldest , strongest and most successful in the Country. We haven’t seen our friends from Germany since 2013 when some of us drove over to Neustadt to take part in their Winzerfestumzug (wine festival). We...

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Long Service Awards & Remembrance Weekend

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Long Service Awards & Remembrance Weekend

The band has been very busy over the past few days. We provided musical entertainment for the Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Long Service and Good Conduct Awards on Thursday evening at the Showrooms, Lincoln. The band played as guests arrived and provided a small concert while official photographs were being taken. We were then out again the following evening for our annual Concert of Remembrance in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The band performed a number of marches as The Standards from the different services marched in,...

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Our German Friends are Visiting

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Our German Friends are Visiting

For many years Lincoln has been twinned with the town of Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the Rhineland-Palatinate area of Germany, the band has also been twinned with a band from this area for many years called Musikverein 1953 Diedesfeld e.V (MVD Band). Over the years the two bands have visited each other on multiple occasions, made music together and also many new friendships. We last visited our friends in Germany back in 2013 when some of the band travelled over in minibuses to take part in the wine festival parade through Neustadt, you...

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Appointment of Assistant Musical Director

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Appointment of Assistant Musical Director

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce the official appointment of our new Assistant Musical Director Mr James wood. James kindly stepped in and helped us out during summer with some small fire station open day events we were needed at whilst our Musical Director Brian was away. James and the Band got on very well together and James was formerly requested by Brian to become our Assistant Musical Director to assist at rehearsals, concerts and events. James is Director of Music for The Band of The Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force...

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