Today we have said the bands “goodbyes” to a very talented past player of Hade Edge Band- Colin Battye of Holmfirth.
Colin played in Hade Edge Band during the 70’and 80’s and there are a number of photographs of him in the band room along with a number of other Battye’s that played in Hade Edge Band.
Colin not only played an instrument, Bb bass, but also carried out a number of committee duties during his time with the band. At his funeral today we heard a recording of Pratty Flowers – the Holmfirth Anthem, which was sung by his relation, Sam Battye.
The Recessional Music was Into The Night- played by Hade Edge Brass Band.
The band send their condolences to Colin’s extended family and donations in lieu of flowers at his funeral today were given to Hade Edge Band. Thank you from all at Hade Edge Band.
Colin will be remembered by many past and present players and committee members as his legacy lives on in the band room.
Anyone interested in joining the various ensembles at Hade Edge- please come along to any of the following rehearsals.
TRAINER BAND – For new beginners and young brass players – THURSDAY 6PM TO 645PM. Personal tuition also available on request.
B BAND – For more experience players and for those that do not wish to be heavily involved in contesting. THURSDAY 645PM – 745PM. ALL ages welcome.
SENIOR BAND – Anyone interested in joining our main band – please come along to any rehearsal and discuss with Jonathan Beatty. TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 8PM – 10PM.
Whatever your skill level you will be made most welcome to our friendly band in the village of Hade Edge.
The band would like to thank all the villagers of Hade Edge who came out and supported them whilst playing Carols around the village in December. All the collections will go directly to maintaining the band in the village of Hade Edge.
CD – PLEASE OBTAIN YOUR CD ASAP. AVAILABLE NOW FROM ALL BAND MEMBERS. CALL IN ON REHEARSAL NIGHT AND PICK ONE(OR TWO) UP. OR CALL ROBERT ON 07512 600602- PRICE £10 EACH
The bands return to rehearsals as of the following dates in January.
Senior Band – Tuesday 9th January 8pm
Trainer Band – Thursday 11th January 6pm
B Band – Thursday 11th January 645pm..
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.
Please see the engagements section on our website for the latest information on concerts and busking that Hade Edge Band are doing throughout December. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR CONCERTS ON THE 16TH AND 17TH DECEMBER. PLEASE CALL 07512 600602 TO REVSERVE YOUR TICKETS.
THE CONCERT IN THE BANDROOM ON THE 10TH DECEMBER – TICKETS NOT REQUIR – ENTRY BY ADMISSION ON THE DOOR.
HADE EDGE VILLAGE BUSKING – TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER FROM 6:30PM
Congratulations to all the players in the “B” Band for their performance on Sunday at the Y&HBBA contest held in Dewsbury Town Hall. The band were placed 3rd. Peggy Tomlinson, President of the Y&HBBA congratulated the band on their performance on stage – their enthusiasm and attention to detail was without doubt the reason why they were placed 3rd out of the 4 bands that played in Section C.
Well done to Harry and all the band members on stage.
This week the band have sadly said “good-bye” to one of our “B” band players, Michael Beatty – Eb Bass player.
Michael was the band’s oldest player at the age of 81 and only recently played in the last concert that was held at The Carding Shed in early October.
Michael, father of Jonathan our MD and also husband of Sue who also plays in the “B” Band will be sadly missed at both rehearsals and all the bands engagements as he and Sue supported both bands at Hade Edge.
Members of Hade Edge Band along with members from Meltham and Meltham Mills Band and Thurlestone Brass Band played at his funeral on the 25th October.
Michael was a true Yorkshire gentleman and will be missed by all at Hade Edge Band.