To mark the 140th Anniversary of the Westhoughton based Wingates Band they have recorded their latest CD From Fifes to Fanfares and Fame!
This new album will be released as a double CD and one of the highlights on the first disk is a new piece of music by Lucy Pankhurst, Legacy, a euphonium trio featuring David Thornton, Gary Curtin and Lewis Musson, each of them a former principal euphonium player in the band.
The second disk contains a newly commissioned work for the band, Th’owfen Raconteurs (“The Storytellers of Westhougton”). Again composed by Lucy Pankhurst the work tells the story of the Wingates Band through music, song and personal accounts.
The CD will be launched at the band’s Christmas Concert which will take place on Saturday the 14th of December at Victoria Hall Bolton.
You can learn more about the band and their anniversary celebrations by visiting their website.