Monday 14 July we had a brilliant concert at Lostock Hall Academy along with local primary schools, the academy school band, our youth band and the world famous Leyland band. The highlight of our evening was the premiere of a piece called ‘Purple Dreams’ Written by Iain McNight in memory of our dear friend and horn player Sarah Gardner who passed away last summer. Sarah’s wider family and friends were with us to hear the beautiful music which was played very movingly by LHMB. We had a capacity audience and everyone enjoyed the music played by all the groups. Thank you to John Doyle for your efforts in organizing such an event .