Red Admiral Music Academy & Christmas Fair
In November the church was full of people who enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Red Admiral Music Academy, they are a community group based in Mawdesley, Lancashire who specialise in teaching children and adults how to play brass instruments and percussion in a fun and encouraging environment.
Though they are only a few years old its amazing the high standard they have reached and the range of music they can play, with many of the children playing solo pieces.
As you can see from this photo from their website (http://www.red-admiral-music-academy.co.uk) they have already had great success in national musical competitions
During a full evening of music we were privileged to have a presentation of music they would be playing at a competition the next day, The evening took on a bit of a twist after the break in the middle of the evening as the lights went out in the main body of the church, but the band continued to play having lighting in the chancel area and the use of torch lighting when individuals played solo pieces.
A big Thank You to everyone who worked so hard to make the evening a success and everyone who supported the event and turned the problem of the lights going out into a bit of additional fun to the evening. But The biggest THANK YOU has to go to the Red Admiral Music Academy who kept playing despite all the problems and there was great news from next days competition as they came 3rd in the audience vote. A truly amazing result as the competition was a special ‘invite only’ event with some of the best Brass Bands in the country competing.
We finished the month with our Christmas Fair
Another wonderful event supported by the children and teachers of Mawdesley St Peter’s Primary Church of England School who sang a number of Christmas songs after Reverend Janet Taylor formally opened the event.
After enjoying listening to the children singing people enjoyed refreshments and a wide verity of stalls including tombola’s, cakes, crafts and cards.
An added bonus was the chance to purchase a calender produced by the children of St Peters School which Head Teacher Mr Ballard was pleased to hold up for a picture.
If you would like a copy please contact the school as we’re sure they will still have a few available.
The Christmas Fair would be nothing without a visit from a very special person.
While Reverend Michael & Pam were seen chatting with people Reverend Janet had a cheeky smile as she was caught out enjoying a bacon bun.
The day was another wonderful success thanks to the support of St Peters school all the visitors who supported the event and all the volunteers who work hard preparing for and during the day but are often forgotten, many already seen on the photo’s but here are some more.