St Andrew's Church Brigade band marches to fifth national title
St Andrew's Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade (CLCGB) marching band featured in The York Press this week for taking part at the National Band Competition last month.
Despite being one of the smaller bands in the competition, this year's success was the band's fifth win in eight years.
Andrew Stubbs, the band leader, said: "Along with trophies for brass, drill, marching display, mallets and general musical effect there were individual victories with tenor-drummer Faye Milne and the band's youngest member, ten-year-old side-drummer Ben Seymour, both taking home prizes."
Brigade Vocational Qualifications
Brigade Vocational Qualification - Gives you UCAS points
A nationally recognised Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice
The ways to achieve it:
Through the Brigade’s website, leaders will be guided by on-line tutorials to develop their knowledge and understanding of Working with Young People and Children.
Using a mixture of theory and practice leaders will work to complete four mandatory and a number of optional units, usually 2 – 3, to achieve sufficient credits to gain the Certificate, through ABC – the Awarding Body Consortium.
New email address for NHQ
Stores - Used stock
Brigade Stores have various used stores items for purchasing. These goods have been checked for any defects and are all in operational order. All of these goods have been washed and ready to be used at a discounted price. To see the full list of items available click the following link: Used Stores Stock July 14
National Band Competition 2014 Results
On May 17th 2014 the National Band Competition took place in Hinckley. Companies from across the UK joined together and put on their individual displays. The Hinckley Leisure Centre Hall was full, with around 500 members and spectators enjoying the day alongside Audrey Simm (CEO), Liz Butterfield (Governor), Martyn Bedder (Deputy Governor) and staff from NHQ.
A gallery of photo's have been added to the website to see the full pictures of the day click the following link: http://www.clcgb.org.uk/brigade-gallery/category/29-nbandcomp2014
The CLCGB National Band also attended and treated everyone to their display and great music.
The results of the competition were:
Novice class - Runner Up - St Mary's Hinckley & Atherstone; Winners - St Mark's Heyside
Contest class - Winners - St Mary's Barwell
Championship class - Runner Up - St Peter's Chorley; Winners - St Andrew's New Earswick
There were 11 ensembles and 15 soloists - more soloists than ever before, and the introduction of an open-age ensemble category proved to be a success
St Peter's Chorley beginner band achieved an overall gold.
It was a fantastic day, and so good to see members enjoying themselves. The high quality of every band, and individuals showed that a lot of practicing and hard work went on in the line up to the competition. All the members and leaders should be proud of themselves wherever they came in the competition and we look forward to next year's competition.
Brigade member raises £6.5k for charity
Thailand Charity 1Step2Step benefits from Brigade Members fund raising event.
One of our Brigade members Grace Newby flies out to Thailand on the 7th July, with our good wishes but also with the knowledge that the charity 1Step2Step has benefitted by £6,500. This staggering amount of money was raised at an event organised by Grace and her parents.
In the four weeks Grace will be in Thailand she will be working alongside Nicola Anderson from 1step2step in the Bangkok orphanage which is specifically for children and babies with disabilities and will see at first hand just how vital that money is to the children and especially to the work Nicola does with those with severe cerebral palsy. Previously children would spend most of every day lying on mats on the floor, yet through play, communication and relationship those children’s skills can be developed albeit one tiny step at a time
We are very proud of Grace who has been an active member of St Lawrence and St Paul in the Longridge Company since she was 5 years old and joined the Martins, she is now 18 and still in the Seniors. On her return from Thailand she will go onto University, but hopefully will maintain her links with the company when she can.
We wish her well in her new venture and ask that everyone keeps both Grace and Nicola in their prayers.
Picture: Dave & Sue Newby, Grace, MP Nigel Evans, Sally Anderson (Nicola’s mum) and compere for the evening Steve Grigg.
Wales & South West Battalion Camp
Last weekend Wales & South West Battalion held a camp for the JTC at Tintern. The weather as usual was very kind to those camping. The children and leaders met some great people from CLCGB Hinckley who joined the camp with Tintern and Stockwood in Bristol. A great time was had by all. Photos are are available to view from the weekend by clicking here.
CLCGB Online Training
Do you want extra UCAS points......
And gain a nationally recognised qualification in Youth Work Practice. We have various units online to study and gain a qualification with our own internal tutors and verifiers.
The four mandatory units cover:
- Understanding youth work principles and practice
- Safeguarding young people in a youth work setting
- Youth work principles, knowledge and skills in work-based practice
- Supporting the provision of information and advice to young people
Examples of the optional units are:
- Support children and young people’s play and leisure
- Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
- Designing and delivering a programme of activities
- Developing communication skills
BMS! Reminder to update
Just a gentle reminder....
When new members join your company please ensure that these members are registered on BMS! within 4 weeks of starting. If members are not registered on BMS! they may not be insured if any accident does occur, this protects your company and the organisation. All members must be registered on BMS! to enter any competitions, camps etc.
Coming soon.... from September we will be introducing new forms for camps and competitions to use, and all you will need is the Brigade Membership Numbers and the forms will self-populate.
National Football and Rounders Results 2014
The National Football and Rounders Competition was held on 7 June 2014, despite the bad weather the day was a success.
Congratulations to Beverley Lads' and Manchester and Durham Girls' who came first in the Y Team, Durham Lads' and Girls' winning for the JTC, and Manchester Lads' and a mixed team. Well done to all who competed.