Cleveland Concert Band was formed in January 2007 by a very small group of dedicated musicians who came from Middlesbrough, Eston, Northallerton, Guisborough, New Marske, Redcar, Dormanstown and other places surrounded by the Cleveland Hills in the North East of England.
We have grown steadily in numbers since our first rehearsal of only ten players. We are a very happy and content team of part-time musicians who enjoy the great company of likeminded people of all age groups and abilities. We are all amateurs and have no professional players within our band.
The band actively support local charities and groups who would like to raise money for good causes. We are a very happy band that will always give our audience a great concert to remember, for all the right reasons. The band can perform music such as the Old time songs, Dance, Jazz, songs from the top musical shows as well as perform some of the modern pop songs to make most occasions that bit special. We have something for every member of the family to enjoy and we don't charge a fortune for live music like some concert windbands. Any fees charged go towards the running costs of the band.
Many of our playing members bring with them vast amounts of experience from playing with other bands or orchestras, we even have ex-military musicians within our group. This Windband is made up of people from all walks of life and age groups. Our youngest player was just 9yrs old when they started and our oldest is into their 80's. Every member of our band is willing to help others to improve in their ability to play good entertaining music. You don't need to have a music grade to play in this band. That's what makes this band stand out from others, no matter what the age or ability, the Cleveland Concert Band are a happy bunch of friendly musicians to be associated with and enjoy what we do, we don't mind what grade you are, not like some other bands in our area.
You don't have to be a great player to sit in on a rehearsal. It doesn't matter how long you have been playing just as long as you enjoy music and can read to a moderate standard. No musical grades? No problem with us. Don't be shy, give us a try.
Our practice night is every Tuesday from 7:30p.m. until 9:15p.m. at St Alphonsus Church Hall, Westbourne Grove, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS3 6EW If you have your own wind instrument, (Brass or Woodwind) and can read music to a moderate standard then we would like to hear from you. it doesn't matter how old you are either. Most people are welcome to come along to have a blow with us or to just pop in for a listen. You never know, you might enjoy it as much as we do and you don't have to join the band to have a practice or two with us. You will not be disappointed with what you hear. If you wish to know more about us then you can contact us at any time.
Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year. You can stroll by the lakeside or along tree-lined avenues and admire the beautiful floral displays. There’s a fabulous play area, tennis courts, bowls club and large grassed areas for games and picnics.
The splendid pavilion houses a café and toilets. The café is run by the Friends of Ropner Park, who also organise a programme of concerts on the bandstand and run other events in the park. The Friends have made a big contribution to the restoration and on-going success of the park, and they welcome new members.
Ropner Park Cafe
Monday to Friday: 10.30am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 4pm
The cafe is managed by Friends of Ropner Park and is subject to opening times changing at short notice.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.
Limited Seating, Bring Your Own