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Masonic handshake of success for Chapeltown

The great achievements of Chapeltown Silver in Yorkshire have come to the notice of the local Masonic Lodge.



At Chapeltown Silver's recent annual Patrons' Concert a welcome donation was made to the band by the local Tapton Masonic Lodge from the Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding.

The Freemasons support huge projects like the recent Ecuador earthquake and flood relief to help for local charitable organisations such as the band — especially in support of the work they do to encourage youngsters to take up playing music.

King support

It was appropriate therefore that two of the youngest members of the band, Lucy Heeley (age 11) and Daniel Morris (age 16) received the donation, whilst a band spokesperson told 4BR: "We would like to thank the Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding for their kind support."

A presentation was also made to MD, Andrew Dennis, in recognition of the remarkable progress and achievements the band has made since his return in 2008.

A presentation was also made to MD, Andrew Dennis, in recognition of the remarkable progress and achievements the band has made since his return in 20084BR

Back to back wins

Under his guidance, Chapeltown won the Third Section of the Yorkshire Regional Championships in 2010 and recently gained back to back wins in the Second and First Section Area Championships at Bradford to proudly represent Yorkshire at the National Finals in Cheltenham for the second year in succession.

Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

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

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer