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Diamond result for Lostock

Lostock Hall Memorial Band has had a wonderful recent Diamond Anniversary present.

Lostock Hall


Lostock Hall Memorial Band could not have asked for a better way to start off their Diamond Anniversary Year celebrations.

After coming second at the Brass at the Guild contest earlier in the year a repeat placement has seen them qualify for the National Finals in the Fourth Section at Harrogate after coming second at Blackpool.

And to put the icing on the celebration cake it looks as though promotion to the Third Section has also been achieved.

Great to be a part

Amid the celebrations in Blackpool on Sunday, MD John Woods told 4BR: "It is great to be part of the band at such an exiting time, not only the contest results, but also to be part of the 60 Year celebrations."

At the bands AGM held on Monday night, plans to commemorate the anniversary were started and include a possible Reunion Concert and CD recording.

It is great to be part of the band at such an exiting time, not only the contest results, but also to be part of the 60 Year celebrationsMD John Woods

Busy year

Chairperson Sarah Gardner stated that she was looking forward to a very busy year, which in addition to the anniversary now include planning for the trip to Harrogate.

"We have been through some difficult times in recent years but the hard work from the band is now paying off on both the contest stage and in the rehearsal room."


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Centre Stage

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February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Paul Andrews

Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff