This year the Youth band took part and performed in many wonderful events and concerts.
One of the main highlights was the weekend away at Barnstondale activity centre were the children had some wonderful tuition from Paul Duffy and Matthew Routley. The band members also took part in great team building exercises including archery and shooting.
Also this year saw the band perform with some wonderful musicians and soloists including David Thornton and Paul Duffy in two separate concerts that had an audience in excess of 250 people at each.
We reintroduced the beginner, training and youth band system with the more experienced players assisting the younger players and help improve their confidence.
With all the other interests that young people have on offer today we are doing well keeping three bands going and it is in no small part to the work of the committee and the enthusiasm of the parents that this is possible. The band members should be very proud of their achievements in 2015 and I look forward to welcoming new players from both St Helens and other towns in nearby for great adventures and music 2016.

Gareth Brindle
Musical Director