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New signings

New signings at Blackburn & Darwen

October 13, 2017
There are more new signings at the Blackburn & Darwen Band as MD Neil Samuel adds to the ranks with youth and experience.


Swiss tour for Blackburn & Darwen

July 18, 2017
There is a great Swiss summer break to enjoy for the players and supporters of the top flight north-west band.

New signings

New signings at Blackburn & Darwen

April 20, 2017
The ambitious top flight north west band announces a number of new signings.


Hall door opens at Blackburn & Darwen

January 10, 2017
Kirsten Hall returns to full time banding by taking up the flugel role at Blackburn & Darwen

Neil Samuel

Samuel heads to Blackburn & Darwen

December 21, 2016
After a successful tenure as MD at VBS Poynton, Neil Samuel takes over the reins at Blackburn & Darwen.

Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn & Darwen to host new march & hymn tune event

June 30, 2015
To help celebrate their 175th anniversary, the Blackburn & Darwen Band will host a brand new march & hymn tune contest.

Blackburn Band

French fields a tour success for Blackburn & Darwen

April 11, 2015
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has just returned from a hugely successful Easter tour to France.


Blackburn & Darwen by candlelight

December 28, 2014
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has helped raise much needed funds for the Prince's Trust.


Maplestone takes Blackburn & Darwen baton

June 30, 2014
David Maplestone takes over the MD role at Blackburn & Darwen Band.

Enjoying success together

Sheppard leaves Blackburn flock

February 19, 2014
After 12 years at the helm, Musical Director Nick Sheppard has left the role at Blackburn & Darwen Band.

Blackburn and Darwen Band

New associate joins Blackburn & Darwen

December 5, 2013
Matt Whitfield has joined Blackburn & Darwen Band as their new Associate Conductor.

Blackburn and Darwen Band

Death of Graham Woodward

September 1, 2013
4BR has been informed of the death of Graham Woodward.

Matthew Thomas

Blackburn seek contemporary approach

October 16, 2012
The Blackburn & Darwen Band hope to explore new and exciting repertoire with the appointment of Matthew Thomas as their composer in residence.

Blackburn 7 Darwen

Rousing Proms for B&D

August 29, 2012
The Blackburn & Darwen Band got the audience demanding more at their recent Last Night of Proms concert.

Blackburn & Darwen

Dempsey signs for Blackburn

June 17, 2012
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has announced the signing of rising cornet star Luke Dempsey.

Blackburn & Darwen

New trio at B&D

June 9, 2012
Blackburn & Darwen announce trio of new signings.

Blackburn and Darwen

New signing at Blackburn

October 13, 2011
Chris Blaylock joins North West outfit as new bumper up.

Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn entertain

July 7, 2011
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has been putting on some special entertainment of late.

Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn's Bentley trip

June 14, 2011
Blackburn & Darwen add musical sheen to the polished Bentley owners...


B&D adds to the ranks

June 5, 2011
The Blackburn & Darwen Band has been adding extra players to the ranks.

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.

The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.

Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger