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More awards for Tullis

They will have to make a new trophy cabinet at Tullis Russell Mills following yet another high profile award.

Tullis Russell Mills


There seems to be no end to the awards being won by the Tullis Russell Mills Band organisation at present, with news that following their nomination, the band has been celebrating winning a prestigious Mary Leishman Foundation Award for Services to the Arts & Music.


The award was made by Jamie Leishman, the son of founder, at the recent Kingdom FM Local hero Awards ceremony, where the audience was told of their remarkable achievements over the past year or more.

These included winning a historic double at the Scottish Championship, competing at the European Championships in Perth, taking part in many local community events and concerts as well as raising funds for other worthwhile causes.

Try and help

A band spokesperson told 4BR: "As an organisation we go about our business in a quiet and professional way and try to help as many other organisations along the way as we can.

We do this without looking for credit, so it’s nice when someone out there thinks you are worthy of a nomination for such a prestigious award."

As an organisation we go about our business in a quiet and professional way and try to help as many other organisations along the way as we canTullis Russell Band spokesperson

Historic year

They added: "The band was very surprised to be told they had been nominated, but then to go on and win the award adds greater significance to what has already been a historic year."

Both bands now have little time to sit and reflect on the award as they head to the National Finals at Cheltenham later this month.

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

The Corsham Band

November 21 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

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.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist