Whit Marches 2009
Leyland Band images by Ian Clowes
by Ian Clowes
About the Book
Leyland and other bands were left at the mercy of the worst weather conditions in memory at the annual Whit Friday March Contests (5th June 2009), but still racked up two wins as well as other significant placings. Competing in the Tameside events, Leyland scored victories at Denton and at Hurst Green. Leyland's trombones were judged the best of the night at Denton, and principal cornet Leon Renilson picked up the Best Soloist prize at the Stalybridge Celtic event where the Band also gained 2nd place. 3rd places were awarded to Leyland at Droylsden and Stalybridge, and a 4th place at Heyrod and 5th place at Carrbrook completed the set.
All the competing bands drew praise and gratitude from the event organisers for their fortitude in continuing to compete throughout the evening in driving rain and plummeting temperatures. Moving away from "The Wizard", Leyland's choice of march "Knight Templar" should have been renamed "Night Tempest" to more accurately reflect the adverse conditions!
Specialising in engineering, architectural and project photography, Ian Clowes creates images that go beyond the record, capturing the very heart of any project and most importantly the people that make it all happen. A professional engineer with hands-on project experience Ian can operate independently on site. Each visit will see the capture of powerful images with a focus on the key activities of the day, but will also include action, people and abstract shots - resulting in images suitable for a range of uses from press releases and annual reports to 'board room' large format framed prints. Ian's marketing/PR experience allows him to work with you to take advantage of media opportunities and assist with the production of marketing material and press releases or full-blown magazines. A selection of images is made available immediately following the shoot via a password protected website. A coffee-table style photo book can also be produced, for display purposes or as a gift