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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Injection of youth boosts Grimethorpe's ranks

June 18, 2017
Three talented young players have joined Grimethorpe Colliery Band as Yorkshire giant signals new direction in recruitment.


Blue Plaque

Grimethorpe join musical forces with David Bowie, ABBA and Led Zeppelin

June 16, 2017
Grimethorpe Colliery Band join some of the greats performers and venues of the music business in being celebrated with an iconic Blue Plaque.


Withington

Baton changes from McCann to Withington at Grimethorpe

June 13, 2017
Grimethorpe team up with former MD Allan Withington as Phillip McCann departs amid pathway differences.


Flowers

Death of Ken Hirst

June 2, 2017
The death has been announced of former Grimethorpe Band secretary, Ken Hirst


Grimethorpe

New signings at Grimethorpe

June 1, 2017
Chris Robertson takes on solo euphonium role as Grimey also adds to their cornet and tuba teams.


Martin Britt

Best of Britt for Grimethorpe

May 26, 2017
The Schilke Artist will take over the soprano role with the Yorkshire band and will perform with them at the British Open in September.


Richard Corbett

Grimethorpe sign up new President

May 26, 2017
Labour MEP Richard Corbett becomes the new Honorary President of Grimethorpe Colliery Band


Grimethorpe

Kevin Crockford steps down from Grimethorpe

May 22, 2017
Soprano star Kevin Crockford has announced that he has relinquished his role with the Yorkshire Band.


Grimely

Grimey back in the Brassed Off spotlight

May 20, 2017
A special 21st anniversary performance at the Royal Albert Hall has brought Grimethorpe Colliery Band right back into the Brassed Off! media spotlight


Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe announce new signings

April 21, 2017
Helen Varley set to become new solo horn as Andy Kennedy comes in on baritone and Jamie Smith moves to flugel.


Firebird

Firebird rekindles old artistic memories

April 10, 2017
The artist who designed the famous cover of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band LP 'Firebird' has told 4BR about how she created it 36 years ago, but has still not heard it.


A4 Quartet

A4 duo to aid Brass for Africa

April 10, 2017
Jamie Smith and Michael Cavanagh are flying to Kampala to work with the Brass for Africa charity.


Peter Skellern

Death of Peter Skellern

February 17, 2017
The death has been reported of the singer who enjoyed pop hits in 1970s accompanied by the Hanwell Band and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Jonathan Bates

Bates to host National tenor horn spotlight

February 9, 2017
Grimethorpe Colliery solo horn Jonathan Bates will lead a free tenor horn spotlight day at the University of Salford in May. So why not sign up and be a part of it.


Nigel Clarke

Grimethorpe renew musical link to composer Nigel Clarke

December 8, 2016
Award winning composer Nigel Clarke becomes Grimethorpe's latest signing as the band seeks increased profile outside of banding world.


Albert Hall

Grimely set for Albert Hall anniversary

October 12, 2016
The 20th anniversary of 'Brassed Off!' is to be celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall next year — with Grimethorpe aka Grimely Colliery back on the stage of their greatest filmatic triumph.


Phillip McCann

McCann to lead Grimethorpe

September 24, 2016
It has been announced that Phillip McCann is to lead Grimethorpe at the forthcoming Brass in Concert Championship and the Yorkshire Area and RNCM Brass Band Festival in 2017.


British Open winner

Bob Childs resigns from Grimethorpe

September 23, 2016
The three year tenure of Dr Robert Childs at Grimethorpe Colliery Band has come to an end.


Jonathan Bates

Grimethorpe add Bates to horn ranks

July 22, 2016
The defending British Open champion has signed tenor horn star Jonathan Bates.


muhammad Ali

When The Greatest met Grimethorpe

June 5, 2016
David Read recalls the day when Grimethorpe Colliery Band where knocked out by a certain World Heavyweight Champion...




Walsall Brass Band - Walsall Brass Band.

Saturday 22 July • Walsall Cricket Club WS1 3BE


Cory Band - St David's Hall, Cardiff

Wednesday 26 July • The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 29 July • Byrkley Park Garden Centre. Byrkley Drive, . Burton Upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Sunday 30 July • Byrkley Drive, . Burton Upon Trent DE13 9RN


Black Dyke Band - Glastonbury Abbey

Saturday 5 August • Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 9EL


Blidworth Welfare Band

July 22 • Championship Section (Midlands) Blidworth Welfare Band are inviting applications for the position of Musical Director for our friendly, ambitious, hard working and forward looking band.


Walsall Brass Band

July 22 • Walsall Brass Band are seeking Solo Cornets, 1-3rd Cornet, Solo or 1st Horn,2nd Baritone,Euphonium, 2nd Trombone, Eb or Bb Bass and Drummer.


Stamford Brass

July 21 • Stamford Brass are looking for a committed new Musical Director to lead them back into the 3rd section and beyond.. We are a friendly, sociable, contesting band with a sensible calendar of varied concerts and engagements.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer