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Blidworth round off season on double high

The Blidworth Welfare has been looking forward to 2015 after rounding off their season with a double success.

Blidworth Band in action

 

The Blidworth Welfare Band has been celebrating a highly successful end to the 2014 contest season.

National Finals

The year began with two third place finishes at the NEMBBA contest and the Midlands Regional Championship, which saw the band qualify for the National Finals in Cheltenham (above) for the second year running and secure promotion to the Championship Section in 2015.

Following a fine runner-up finish at the Buxton Contest the band worked hard to end in seventh place at Cheltenham in September, before claiming the Bolsover Entertainment title and victory at the Leicester Association contest in Loughborough.

The band is now looking forward to competing in the Championship Section after enjoying what promises to be a very busy Christmas period of concerts and engagementsSpokesperson Sam Turner

Looking forward

Spokesperson Sam Turner told 4BR: "The band is now looking forward to competing in the Championship Section after enjoying what promises to be a very busy Christmas period of concerts and engagements.”



radio

Brass bands feature on BBC Radio 4 flagship news programme

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Belgian Nationals

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November 22 • 19 bands will line-up for the twin discipline challenges to decide who becomes the various Belgian National champions.


Bennett

Spotlight finally falls on reluctant Bennett at Brass in Concert

November 22 • The outstanding service given by David Bennett to the Brass in Concert Championships was finally spotlighted at Sage Gateshead on the weekend.


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


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.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player 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.


Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.


Neil Samuel


Conductor