Sound Off Success


On Saturday 11th 2015 over 160 bandsmen and women descended on Loughborough Town Hall to put on a show to showcase their talents. The two performances were put on by the Scout and Guide Bands of Leicestershire; an accumulation of five bands from around Leicestershire.

Sound Off is a bi-annual show that showcases the Leicestershire Scout and Guide bands; is the third of its kind with past performances at the Curve Theatre and De Montfort Hall both in Leicester. This year’s show also contained a performances from Grafton District Scout and Guide band, Ibstock Cadets and the Thurmaston Reunion band; formed to celebrate the bands 80th birthday. As well as the bands there was also the first ever public performance from the Leicestershire Scout and Guide Choir.

For the bands this is a very different type of performance compared to what they are used to as mainly they perform in contests and at commemorations across the globe. One band member described the experience as being “Exiting and Thrilling”.17418231c

Colonel Martin, County President Leicestershire Scouts said, “The quality of the performance was amazing, and I’m amazed at how much talent these young people have, and bring to Leicestershire Scouting”.

If you would like more information or to get involved please contact Richard Warrington (County Scout Band Advisor) at rinchardwarrington@gmx.com.

Report by Daniel Bowler

Photos by Alam

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SOUND OFF 2015 – Thank you

IMG_8005On Saturday evening my wife and myself were privileged to attend “Sound Off 2015″, a performance by the Scout and Guide bands of Leicestershire, at Loughborough Town Hall.


The Hall was virtually full to see an remarkable display of Music, Movement and Theatre by young Scouts and Guides and their leaders and supporters, including Military Marches, Delicate Melodies, and even Music from “Grease”.


Apart from the individual skills of those taking part , the lighting, sets and continuity were perfect for the occasion, using the full auditorium and not just the stage itself.


The end result was a spectacle that matched, and in some cases exceeded, many professional productions that we have seen.


May I say publicly a big thanks and congratulations to all involved. You are a credit to your organisations and should feel justly proud of what you have achieved and the pleasure that it has brought, and continues to bring, to the people of Leicestershire.


Mike Jones, President, Loughborough District Scouts







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