News

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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 Weinstra├če, 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 Weinstra├če 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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Woodhall Spa Proms Concert

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Woodhall Spa Proms Concert

The Band performed last Thursday evening at St Peters Church in woodhall Spa, the event was raising funds for a new church roof needed at St Margarets Church in nearby Bucknall. The night was a great success and the audience enjoyed the wide range of music we played, the second half followed a proms theme and the organisers Andy & David did well to make sure everyone had a flag to wave. We hope to work with the community again in the future to help them raise the funds to give their church a new roof.

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Bishop Grosseteste University Freshers Fayre

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Bishop Grosseteste University Freshers Fayre

Our recruitment team attended this years freshers fayre at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on Friday, this is the 2nd year we have attended to recruit some new musicians into the band. We joined many other exhibitors at the busy event where masses of students come through the doors of the main university building looking for new interests and opportunities whilst studying in Lincoln. If we didn’t get chance to take your details and you are interested in our music or joining the band please get in touch under the contacts...

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Firefighters Memorial Parade – London

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Firefighters Memorial Parade – London

Some of the band attended London yesterday on Sunday 11th September to assist our friends and colleagues of The Band of the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service marching and playing around St Pauls Cathedral in London. They took part in the parade and played in the static service around the firefighters memorial statue. The musicians that attended felt honoured to be part of such an important event in the Fire Service calendar and is something we hope to become more involved with in years to come.

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Upcoming Saxilby Church Concert

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Upcoming Saxilby Church Concert

If you live in or around Saxilby and fancy coming to see the band in concert we’ll be performing at St Botolphs Church, Church Lane, Saxilby on Thursday 22nd Sept 2016 at 7.30pm. The theme of this concert will be film music, if you would like more details please contact Saxilby Church, details can be found on their website www.saxilbyparishchurch.co.uk

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Summer 2016

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Latest News | Comments Off on Summer 2016

This Summer we’re playing at three fire station open days, we played at Lincoln South on Friday and will be at Skegness Fire Station, Churchill Ave this Thursday 4th August from 11am. On Sunday 7th August we’ll be at Boston Fire Station, Robin Hoods Walk from midday. Pop along to see us if you are at a loose end, there’s lots going on and the firefighters have been working hard planning these days to show you all their equipment and displays. We are still actively recruiting a percussionist, if you know of anyone who would...

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