When the band was approached to open the ceremony for the Olympic Torch as it passed through Nottingham city centre, they jumped at the chance.
The band was invited to the National Ice Centre in Nottingham’s Lace Market where on the 28th June 2012 they would, along with a stadium full of people, welcome Torvil and Dean as they skated the Olympic flame around the arena with their own specially choreographed routine.
Along side our very own was a host of other attractions. Singing their hearts out were the Lace City Singers (with whom the band did a joint concert later in the year in Nottingham’s Albert Hall to a packed audience).
On the ice there were hundreds of different skaters belonging to different ice dancing and speed skating groups who all performed and showed off their different sets of skills.
Featured on local news and in papers, the ceremony put a big face to the name Hucknall & Linby Mining Community Brass Band and the band were very proud to be a part of such a prestigious event. To see more photos from this event, check out the gallery.