Gallery

If you have pictures of the band, past or present day, or any other memorabilia, which you would like to be incorporated into our website, then we would be glad to receive them for consideration. It is not always easy for us to acquire pictures of the band, especially while we are playing.



St Mungo's Church, Bromfield, Nr Wigton, with the cornet section using trumpets to play Spanish Flea, 17th October 2010
St Mungo's Church, Bromfield, Nr Wigton, with the cornet section using trumpets to play Spanish Flea, 17th October 2010


Last Night of The Proms Concert with Dalston Male Voice Choir, 17th October 2010
Last Night of The Proms Concert with Dalston Male Voice Choir, 2nd October 2010


Last Night of The Proms Concert, with members of the audience demonstrating approval, 2nd October 2010
Last Night of The Proms Concert, with members of the audience demonstrating approval, 2nd October 2010


Last Night of The Proms Concert, with the traditional waving of the flags, 2nd October 2010
Last Night of The Proms Concert, with the traditional waving of the flags, 2nd October 2010


Last Night of The Proms Concert, with David Dye, Edward Cowen and Gordon Kydd playing Where Is Love, 2nd October 2010
Last Night of The Proms Concert, with David Dye, Edward Cowen and Gordon Kydd playing Where Is Love, 2nd October 2010


Last Night of The Proms Concert, with Simon Evans warming up shortly before the start of the evening's entertainments, 2nd October 2010
Last Night of The Proms Concert, with Simon Evans warming up shortly before the start of the evening's entertainments, 2nd October 2010


Songs of Praise, Cotehill Village Hall Grounds, 20th June 2010
Songs of Praise, Cotehill Village Hall Grounds, 20th June 2010


Greenhill Hotel, Wigton 23rd May 2010
Greenhill Hotel, Nr Wigton, 23rd May 2010


Grand Reopening of Chance’s Park, Carlisle, 22nd May 2010
Grand Reopening of Chance’s Park, Carlisle, 22nd May 2010


Peter Armstrong with Councillor Jessica Riddle at the Mayor's Charity Fund Presentation, 15th May 2010
Peter Armstrong with Councillor Jessica Riddle at the Mayor's Charity Fund Presentation, 15th May 2010


Carlisle Cathedral Concert, Ian Butterworth plays Trumpet Voluntary, 12th May 2007
Carlisle Cathedral Concert, Ian Butterworth plays Trumpet Voluntary, 12th May 2007
 
April 2007 in the Bandroom
April 2007 in the Bandroom


North of England Area Contest, Darlington, 17th March 2007
North of England Area Contest, Darlington, 17th March 2007


BBC Radio Cumbria broadcast Music Live from Rickerby Park at the Cumberland Show July 2003
Hexham Bandstand, August 2003


BBC Radio Cumbria broadcast Music Live from Rickerby Park at the Cumberland Show July 2003
Hexham Bandstand, August 2003


BBC Radio Cumbria broadcast Music Live from Rickerby Park at the Cumberland Show July 2003
Hexham Bandstand, August 2003


BBC Radio Cumbria broadcast Music Live from Rickerby Park at the Cumberland Show July 2003
BBC Radio Cumbria broadcast Music Live from Rickerby Park at the Cumberland Show July 2003


North of England Area Contest, Darlington, March 1997
North of England Area Contest, Darlington, March 1997

Back: Norman Hodgson, Simon Evans, Chris Riley, Norman Knapton, Peter Ward, David Armstrong, Vicky Purser, Ken Braithwaite, Keith Robinson.

Middle: Chris Robson, Joe Edmondson, Ian Butterworth, Peter Armstrong, Bob Toyne, Steve Barnes, Ronnie Hirst, Gary Edgell, David Winthrop.

Front: Joe Ireland, Mel Robson, John McLaughlan, Hazel Barnes, Boyd Purser, Gordon Kydd, Alan Armstrong, Dennis Graham, Howard Weighell.


Cumbria Brass Band Association Contest - Whitehaven November 1987
Cumbria Brass Band Association Contest - Whitehaven November 1987

This photograph was taken at the Hilltop Heights Hotel in Carlisle following the band's sucessful triple win at the CBBA Contest in the Whitehaven Civic Hall.


2nd section finals of the National Brass Band Championships held in Kensington Town Hall circa 1962
This photograph was taken at the 2nd section finals of the National Brass Band Championships held in Kensington Town Hall circa 1962


In 1959 the band travelled to London to compete in the 3rd Section of the Daily Herald National                Brass Band Championships
In 1959 the band travelled to London to compete in the 3rd Section of the Daily Herald National Brass Band Championships.


circa 1958
circa 1958

Following the death of William Lowes in December 1955, the baton was handed on to one of his sons, Cyril.

Cyril was a talented musician and trombonist and continued as the band's conductor with the same enthusiasm and dedication as his father.


William Pit Disaster Fund Concert 1947
William Pit Disaster Fund Concert 1947

Musical Director Cyril Lowes takes the applause with the Carlisle St Stephens Silver Band at the William Pit Disaster Fund Concert at Her Majesty's Theatre in Carlisle, 1947.


On Parade 1929
On Parade 1929


World Champions 1929
World Champions 1929

Pictured at Carlisle Grammer School front entrance.


Imogen Holst circa 1928?
Imogen Holst circa 1928?

Both Gustav and his daughter, Imogen, became very good friends of the band and would visit the band for rehearsals. Imogen composed The Unfortunate Traveller especially for band.

Click here to view Imogen discussing her fathers life: Gustav Holst: The Lost Films


Gustav Holst circa 1928?
Gustav Holst circa 1928?
 
The following is extracted from:www.musicweb-international.com
From a purely musical point of view the performances of Holst’s A Moorside Suite at the National Brass Band Championships of 1928 was a turning point in the history of the British brass band movement. The clarity and precision of the opening Scherzo was a world away from the usual test-piece challenges of the day. Holst devoted considerable time to writing for amateurs and young people and after the success of Moorside he maintained close contacts with the brass band movement, especially the Carlisle St. Stephen’s Band. He encouraged his great friend, composer and conductor William Gillies Whittaker (1876 - 1948) to work with the band when he was planning to write a brass band work of his own. He never did, but ...

For more information about Gustav Holst visit:www.gustavholst.info


World Champions 1927
World Champions 1927

Pictured at Carlisle Market Hall entrance.


Trophy collection circa 1926?
Trophy collection circa 1926?

Pictured at Carlisle Grammer School front entrance.

Back: Tommy Bradley, J.Fell, Tommy Barnes, Billy James, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Nixon, Ted Saunders, Billy Rayson, George Whitehead?, Harold Routledge, Bobby West, Herb Armstrong.

Middle: Percy Kerr (drums), TBI, John Taylor, TBI, Wilf Routledge, Jack Lorrimer, Bert Lowes, TBI, J.Casson, Eddie Nicholson, Fred Watt (drums).

Front: Billy Fell, Bobby Wield, TBI, William Lowes, George Armstrong, Syd Rayson, Jimmy Nicholson.


1921
1921


Dalston Show circa 1920
Dalston Show circa 1920


1913
1913


St Stephen's Church 1864-1964
St Stephen's Church 1864-1964

The church stood on a site in James Street until it was demolished in January 1964 after being closed in June 1961.

Miss Angela Burdett-Coutts, the Victorian philanthropist, funded the building.

More information about this remarkable lady can be found if you visit:wikipedia.org

The foundation stone was laid on 2nd March 1864 and the church was consecrated on 31st May 1865 with it's bells historically providing the first peal of bells in Cumberland - taking 2 hours and 50 minutes to ring out John Holt's Grandsire Triples.

The church had an edifice of red sandstone with white stone dressings, in the geometric Gothic style and consisted of an apsidal chancel, a clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles and a tower, with a spire rising to about 120 feet, containing 8 bells.

The arcades of the nave had piers of polished Aberdeen granite with elaborately carved caps. The roof was open timbered, the principals being supported by carved trusses, representing the Twelve Apostles. The three windows of the apse and the west window were stained.

St Stephen's also became the first church in Carlisle where all the seats were free.

The bells were eventually moved into St Elisabeth's Chuch, Harraby in July 1966.


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