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Rothwell Temperance Band perform Gozo concert at the Cittadella

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Rothwell Temperance Band perform Gozo concert at the CittadellaOn Sunday, the Rothwell Temperance Band, 2015 Grand Shield Champions, started off their tour of Gozo and Malta with a concert at the Cittadella Cultural Centre, in Victoria.

The evening concert was well received and thoroughly enjoyed by the large audience. Present for the event was the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, the Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Dr Justyne Caruana, and other distinguished guests. Mementos were exchanged to mark the occasion.

Rothwell Temperance Band are a Championship Section brass band based in Rothwell, near Leeds, in the North of England.

The present Rothwell Temperance Band was formed in 1984 as the junior band to the existing Temperance Band. In 1989, with a full compliment of players and new instruments, they were able to enter competitions as the Rothwell Temperance B Band. In 1991 they qualified for the National Finals in the Fourth Section and gained second place. In the same year, the senior band gained sponsorship, changing their name to match their new sponsor.

The B Band then dropped the B and adopted the Rothwell Temperance Band name. In 1994, after having been promoted to the third section, they won the Yorkshire Championship and went on to compete in the National Finals in London gaining second place. Since then they have won many contests around the world.

They can be seen in concert in Malta at the following venues:

Concert (St Paul's Pro-Cathedral) 7:30pm Wednesday, the 6th of April – St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Independence Square, Valletta.

Concert (Mellieha Parish Square) 7:30pm Friday, the 8th of April – Mellieha Parish Square, Mellieha.

Photographs: MGOZ/George Scerri

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