Residents at Grosvenor Manor hit the right note with Chester Brass
14 March 2019
Residents at New Care’s Grosvenor Manor care centre on Heath Lane in Chester are hitting all the right notes following an uplifting visit from the City of Chester Brass Band.
The 28-piece band, Chester’s longest established brass group, visited the state-of-the-art care home to play a series of uplifting tunes for residents and their loved ones.
The afternoon comprised a musical extravaganza that included both old and new tunes including well known songs and more classical instrumental pieces. The event was a huge success that had heads bobbing and toes tapping, and will leave a lasting legacy of many wonderful memories with the residents.
Proud to represent the city for more than 150 years, Chester Brass Band has a fine cultural heritage. Formerly the Chester Blue Coats, the band wears a distinctive blue blazer that carries the city’s name and a badge of the famous Eastgate Clock, recognisable all around the world as a symbol of Chester.
The Band was delighted to be invited to Grosvenor Manor. Nick Turnball from Chester Brass said: “It was wonderful to come to Grosvenor Manor and share some of our favourite pieces with the residents. We’re delighted that they enjoyed it.”
Manager at Grosvenor Manor, Hayley Bebbington, added: “Our residents love music so we try to delight them with a range of different types and genres and the brass band is definitely one of the favourites. We were honoured to have the very talented players from Chester Brass Band with us and will be inviting them in again soon.”
Resident, Joan Hall, had a go at playing the cornet, she added: “The unmistakable sound of the brass band is magnificent, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s performances.”