A tale of Pilling’s progress as band savours success

Pilling Jubilee Silver Band in action
Pilling Jubilee Silver Band in action

When Pilling Jubilee Silver Band played on there was no stopping them.

Delighted band members are celebrating triumphs at two major band events which saw them playing top tunes.

Pauline Schofield described how marching moments brought the band success at a summer massed bands event in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The band took home trohies for Best March, Best Entertainment Programme and Best Band Overall in the hotly contested event. A delighted Pauline summed up the outing saying: “It was a really good event and we are so proud of what we have done. It is another achievement in what has been a great year for the band.”

Five senior bands competed marching down the High Street, then playing an own choice 25 minute entertainment programme in the town’s square.

Bands are first marked on deportment as they march down the street and an adjudicator then marks the concert programme which must include a march, a hymn tune and a solo spot.

While the judging took place the five bands joined together - conducted by Len Charnock for a short massed bands concert. Just two days earlier the band’s stamina and dedication had been tested again in a Whit Friday march contest in Tameside and Saddleworth - a highlgiht of the brass band year. Pilling’s chosen march ‘Castell Coch’ won them a second place in their section.