A Sad Loss
It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of Chris Moore. Before ill health forced his retirement from playing Chris was Syston Band’s longest serving Principal Cornet. As Principal he was calm and supportive, unstinting as an officer of the committee, generous and encouraging as a player and a considerate friend. A dedicated Syston bandsman, always kind and quietly dignified, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Chris first picked up the cornet at the tender age of seven. Like lots of musicians he first began in school, where instruments and tuition were provided free of charge. It was the beginning of a life-long passion. When he stepped down from active playing Chris was keen to help other young players have the opportunities he had. With this in mind there will be the Chris Moore Foundation Fund, where Syston Band will be offering assistance to young players interested in learning to play a brass instrument. In establishing this scholarship Chris was keen to be able to offer budding musicians the same opportunities that he had.
If you would like to know more or to register your interest email [email protected]
Thanks to Mr Arthur Calow of Smoke and Fire Curtains, Brook Street, Syston Band have now taken delivery of a shiny new set of music pads. His donation, his support and the new pads, are very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Syston Players Chris Adair and Ben Morgan. As well as playing for Syston Band, Chris and Ben are part of Soar Valley Music’s Brass Ensemble, recently retaining Rotary’s Young Musician Senior Ensemble Shield for a further year. Well done lads, we’re proud of you.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 5th May, 3pm – Annual Bluebell Service: Swithland Woods.
Saturday 11th May – Beer and Brass on the Grass: Victoria Farm, Claybrooke Magna, Lutterworth.
Sunday 16th June, 2.30pm – Summer Bandstand Concert: Melton Park, Leicester Rd., Melton Mowbray.
Saturday 6th July – Brassfest. A Celebration of all things Brass: Dog and Gun, Chapel St., Syston.
Sunday 14th July, 3pm – Park Concert: Monk’s Rest Gardens, Humberstone, Leicester.
Sunday 25th Aug. – Desford Scarecrow Festival: Desford Village, Leics.
Interested in playing?
The band welcomes brass players of all ages and abilities
The band meets on Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30pm at the band hut on Central Park, Syston.
For more details email the band at [email protected] Contact them via their website www.systonband.co.uk or drop in to the band hut on a practice night and have a chat.