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Denton raise cash

The Denton Band has helped raise funds for a great cause.


Denton Brass recently took to the stage at the local Festival Hall in front of a capacity audience to perform the sixth annual Peter Gee Memorial Concert.


A packed audience was enthralled throughout the first half and were absolutely delighted at the concluding piece, 'The Good The Bad and The Ugly', complete with Colin Myers (principal cornet) and Lydia Payne (flugal) dressed up as the gunslingers and MD Johnathan Davies being shot and carried off on a stretcher by St John’s Ambulance Brigade!

In the secold half, Denton’s training band took to the stage and performed four pieces led by Matthew Gee. The training band were met by great applause, and their programme was well received.

Following the interval the senior band performed three pieces of music prior an auction, which raised over £1,100 for the Christies Against Cancer CharityChairman Paul Keogh


Paul Keogh, Chairman Denton Brass told 4BR: "Following the interval the senior band performed three pieces of music prior an auction, which raised over £1,100 for the Christies Against Cancer Charity."

Paul added: "Fortunately this year the auction did not take quite as long as in previous years because most people were in a generous mood and did not take much winding up to increase their bids. The second half culminating in two encores of 'African Funk', the music written for Brass Band Aid."


Player registration queries to be investigated

March 21 • The series of Regional Championship events has brought player registration infringements to light — with investigations and disqualification decisions made.


National Youth Band heads west for April showcase

March 21 • Bramwell Tovey and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Cheltenham and Wells this April for their end of course concerts — with an Open Day opportunity on offer too.


Shirebrook open for entries

March 21 • The popular Shirebrook Entertainment Contest is looking for competing bands as local council continues long term support of banding movement.


Death of Riki McDonnell QSM

March 21 • The death has been announced of the celebrated New Zealand brass band musician Riki McDonnell QSM.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Amington Band

March 21 • Amington band are looking for back row cornets, a bass of each flavour & a bass trombone. We're a friendly, hard working bunch and welcome all to join us. We rehearse on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8-10pm in our own band room in Tamworth.

Leyland Band

March 21 • FLUGEL HORN. As a principal player, this will provide regular opportunities for solo performances in the concert and recording schedule. There will also be contest appearances at this year’s British Open Championship and the National Finals at the RAH.

Blidworth Welfare Band

March 21 • Percussionist.. Having just secured a fifth place in the Midlands Championship Section we are inviting applications for percussionist. We have a sensible diary of engagements whilst providing players with the potential to achieve success..

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher