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David Lancaster Takes York Railway Helm

Published on December 31st, 2016

York Railway Institute Band is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lancaster as Musical Director. Originally from Wigan, Dr David Lancaster began his musical career on cornet with Pemberton Old Band. He won the Alexander... Read More


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New Duo Arrive At Enderby

Published on December 31st, 2016

Leicestershire-based Enderby Band are delighted to announce two new signings to bolster their solo cornet bench. Skye Wilson joins the band on 3rd Solo Cornet and Josie Allen joins as the band’s new Principal Cornet. Skye... Read More


Contests

Brass At The Guild Closing Date

Published on December 30th, 2016

The organisers of the 2017 Brass at the Guild & 2017 British Open Youth Championship events wish to remind bands that the closing date for both competitions is Monday 2nd January. Whilst entries are healthy for... Read More


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New Uppermill MD Makes Great Start

Published on December 30th, 2016

New MD at Uppermill Band Dean Redfern, is off to a flying start after recently directing the Band to a third place at the Rochdale Contest, their best result in recent years. Dean, who decided to... Read More


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Knapton To Lead Kippax

Published on December 30th, 2016

Kippax Band are pleased to announce that they have engaged the services of Musical Director Ian Knapton to lead the band through a very busy festive schedule and then on to the Yorkshire Area contest in... Read More


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Kirsten Scott Returns To Foden’s

Published on December 30th, 2016

Foden’s are pleased to announce the signing of Kirsten Stott (Thomas) who joins on 2nd Cornet. Kirsten originally joined Foden’s aged 16 in 1985 on Flugel Horn and was instrumental in helping the band win numerous... Read More


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New Soprano Player At Blidworth

Published on December 30th, 2016

The Blidworth Welfare Band are pleased to announce a new signing ahead of their promotion back into the Championship section in 2017. John Randle started playing at the age of 7 with Bulkington Silver and was... Read More


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Its A Small World At Wigston Band

Published on December 30th, 2016

Following the retirement of the band’s long serving Musical Director, Mr Garry Sleath, The Wigston Band would now like to warmly welcome and introduce Garry’s successor, our new Musical Director, Mr Christopher Small. Chris has been... Read More


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Gary Curtin Takes Foden’s Euphonium Role

Published on December 30th, 2016

Foden’s are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Curtin as the bands new Solo Euphonium who joins from Black Dyke. Speaking about his move, Gary commented ‘My time at Black Dyke has genuinely been a... Read More


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Steve Hartley Accepted Into AoBBA

Published on December 30th, 2016

After completing a series of training and mentoring assignments over the last two years, Steve Hartley has been accepted as a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators. Steve Hartley told A4B: ‘I was delighted to... Read More


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