Wednesday, 27 March 2019


Carlton Brass Band Leading Whit Walk 2019
Monday 27th May

In an age when it is very difficult to hire Brass Bands we are delighted that the Nottingham based Carlton Brass will lead our Procession. Carlton Brass is a high-flying band, now in the 1st Section National Grading and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to welcoming them.

 We are always pleased to welcome back our old friends from Ashover Brass Band who have served us so well for ten years now. While they are no longer a marching band they will be playing on a certain section of the route (details later) and after The Procession they will entertain people going into Rose Hill URC for tea or coffee. 

The Procession’s own Worship Band will again provide the music for the singing at The Town Hall and thanks are due to Phil Cornell and Helen Schofield for their organisation. There are five hymns/songs altogether two of which were chosen by those present at the Launch Night, completing a great mix of the new and the tried and tested. You can look forward to a good sing before we set off and when we arrive back at The Town Hall . 

This year’s hymns/songs are: ‘To God be the glory’, ‘The Servant King’, ’10,000 Reasons’ , ‘The Splendour of the King’ and a new song to a familiar tune - ‘ O Father you created us’ - written especially for The Procession by our current President: James Dickinson. Get practising ! 

Two final pieces of this musical jigsaw are still needed. First piece: we are trying to get a Salvation Army Band to join us on The Procession. Second piece: to complete the musical side of our act of witness, it would be good to have a live band who can play modern worship songs en route round the town and a flat back truck to place them in. If anyone out there can help, please get in touch at