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2002 (England)

June 10 - 20, 2002
London, England
Birmingham, England
Sheffield, England
Preston, England
Edinbourgh, Scotland


In June of 2002, the Pierce College Symphonic Band took their second international tour. The group raveled to the United Kingdom for seven days and performed five concerts at four venues.
The first two performances were in London at the RAF Museum in the Battle of Britain Hall, with the band seated amongst vintage WWII planes.
While in London, some of the band members were able to take a tour of the Boosey & Hawkes factor where they assemble, finish, and test all of their brass instruments.

The third performance was in Birmingham in Adrian Boult Hall, on the campus of the UCE Birmingham Conservatoire. The Pierce College Symphonic Band performed with the Warwick Orchestral Winds, a local concert band that has since become a great friend of the LA Winds. Their founder Colin Touchin was later invited to conduct the Pierce College Symphonic Band in 2004 at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.



The fourth performance took place in Sheffield in the concert hall at Tapton School, a school for children aged 12 to 18. This concert was in conjunction with the school's brass band. the Tapton Youth Brass Band, conducted by Pat Philips. She has achieved very impressive results with this group! The featured soloist for the show was trumpeter Thomas Osborne, a former member of the band and then first-year student at a local Music Conservancy.

The final concert was in Preston at St. Michael's Church of England, hosted by the Lancashire Symphonic Winds. The Lancashire Symphonic Winds are a group amde up of processional musicians from England's Northwest, and specializing mainly in contemporay repertoire.