Rivington & Adlington
Rivington & Adlington Band was formed in 1864 by two gentlemen who wanted the village to have its own band to help to celebrate local events. Very little is recorded of the band’s progress, but the odd mention of the band can be found in local newspapers, heading up church processions and playing for fetes and dances.
Throughout their history they have spent time in the 4th, 3rd and 2nd sections, enjoying competing in a variety of venues and they have been able to go to the National finals twice. The most recent visit was to Harrogate in 2009 where the band came 3rd playing Alta Vista and their Tenor Horn player took away the Best Soloist prize. However their first visit in 1936 ended in disaster when the conductor collapsed fatally on stage.
The band has a mix of ages, several family groups and are pleased to have younger players coming through. They even went viral last year when a few players played the Rocky theme at the Prom of their Bass trombone and the video of “Band In A Van” had over 15 million internet views.
The crazy antics continued in May 2017 when players joined Brookes Barmy Army of over 60 brass players who marched and played their way around the Great Manchester 10k Run raising over £16,000 for the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital.
Players are proud and thrilled to be taking part in the National Finals and hope this will be 3rd time lucky.
Principal Cornet – Faye Fairweather
Soprano Cornet – Dylan Taylor
Flugel – Simone Clarke
Solo Horn – Paul Crook
Principal Euphonium – Rob Cowell
Solo Trombone – Ian Hunt
Principal Percussionist – Connor Aldred
Conductor – Matt Whitfield