Councillor gives cash boost to help community brass band keep playing

Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass Band

Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass Band

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TUBAS, trombones and trumpets will continue to be heard across the district thanks to the dedication and commitment of Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass band.

And to help keep them going with much needed funds, Notts county councillor, Mick Murphy (Con), of Hucknall, presented the band with a cheque for £300.

The money, which comes from an allowance given to each county councillor to help local groups within their ward, will help boost the band’s coffers and pay for vital equipment.

“We are over the moon with this donation,” said band president Ernie Whyley. “Coun Murphy has supported us in the past and appreciates what we are doing for the youth of the community and all our charitable efforts across the district.

“This money will help pay for new banners for the music stands which we are very grateful for.”

Hucknall and Linby Brass were formed in 2008 and currently have a youth section with members as young as nine, There is also the senior band, which currently has 30 members. They meet for rehearsals at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Ruffs Drive, Hucknall, on Thursday evenings at 7-7.30pm for the training band and 7.30-9.30pm for the main band.

The band reached the pinnacle of their playing when they performed at the National Ice Arena in Nottingham for the Olympic Torch Relay event in front of an audience of thousands and many more watching on TV.

“It was a real feather in our caps to be asked to perform on the day,” added Ernie, whose son Paul is the band’s musical director. “It was a very special event and one we will all never forget.”

For more information on Hucknall and Linby Brass go to their website at www.hlb.org.uk or check out their Facebook page.

OUR PHOTO shows the band in action