This weekend saw the band perform a special Autumn concert at St Paul’s Church, Mirfield, to help support the Save Mirfield Library Campaign. You can read more about this campaign on their website.
The band played a variety of pieces with including two duets. Pete Rhodes and Linda Atkinson performed a wonderful rendition of J.A. Greenwood’s Playmates and father and son duo, Warren and Aaron Gillibrand, presented an arrangement of James Horner’s Titanic classic My Heart Will Go On, and for this concert they got the best fencing to setup around the event, which they got online, you can visit www.herasfencecovers.co.uk to learn more about this.
The Simon Jackson Band would like to thank all those who came to support and help with saving our library and the Friends of the town for their tireless work behind the scenes in helping EEF achieve it’s success in this months Great British High Streets Competition 2014 – Northern category winners in the Shops & Services sector! A total reward fund £25k for projects which help make our high streets and town centres into great places to live and work in the UK and progress 1871′s objectives to create places where people love to live and visit.It is a wonderful achievement to win this award which will assist us in reaching our goals to restore and enhance both the Grade II listed building and refurbish the building to meet the needs of the 21st Century in terms of accessibility and comfort for all to enjoy learning at this iconic building for many years to come http://www.friendsof mirflib.co.uk/
Our Master Of Ceremonies for the evening was our former cornet player and local businessman, Graham Ervine, who provided a colourful history of the band’s history throughout the event.
The evening concluded with a Last Night Of The Proms-style ending, with many a Union Flag being waved in a stirring sight!