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Reg Vardy set for Symphony sounds as Geneva lead the way.

Geneva Instruments


Geneva Musical Instruments continue to lead the way in providing the very best bands in the world with their superb products, with the latest news that the Reg Vardy Band will now be playing on Geneva ‘Symphony’ instruments.

Full set

A full set of cornets have already been delivered with a set of tenor horns and baritones to add to the wonderful sounds of the euphoniums already in use by the band.

Every success

Geneva founder Tim Oldroyd told 4BR: "I’m pleased that the most consistently successful band in the North of England will use the Geneva brand.

I wish Reg Vardy Band every success in the future and look forward to hearing the band in winning action on our superb ‘Symphony’ instruments."


Reg Vardy Band Manager Graeme Tindall told 4BR: “We tried other brands, but when taking into account all the aspects of build quality, sound and intonation, and not forgetting lifetime guarantees, the Geneva ‘Symphony’ range came out tops.

We received a wonderful service from Geneva and their staff."

these new instruments blended perfectly and have already given the band that unique traditional British Brass Band soundReg Vardy Band

Perfect blend

He added: "Both our outstanding euphonium players, Paul Robinson and David Shawcross, already play the Geneva ‘Symphony’ euphonium, so these new instruments blended perfectly and have already given the band that unique traditional British Brass Band sound.

We will be using Geneva again in the near future for a set of basses to complete the full band set."

National trophies

2018 National Finalists confirmed

March 19 • The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2018 Regional contests on the weekend.

Friary Guildford

Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Frairy Guildford make it four wins in a row as they retain their top-flight title and are joined at the Albert Hall by Thundersley.


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 18 • Bradwell Silver strikes gold to take Fourth Section title and head to Cheltenham alongside Regent Community Brass and Great Yarmouth Brass.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • NASUWT Riverside makes it a North of England Area double as they head back to the Albert Hall as champions again with Reg Vardy in tow.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

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

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

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

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 Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Boobs & Brass at Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 24 March • Huddersfield Town Hall. Corporation St,. Huddersfield HD1 2TA

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

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

Hitchin Band

March 20 • BASS TROMBONE VACANCY - Hitchin Band (promoted to Championship as of 2019) are looking for a bass trombone player to fill our vacancy. We are a friendly and sociable band with a busy and varied concert programme throughout the year.

Milnrow Band

March 20 • 2nd EUPHONIUM and 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS. We have immediate vacancies for a 2nd Euphonium & 2 Cornet players (positions negotiable). We rehearse Mon/Thur 8pm-10pm in our own bandroom in Milnrow, situated just off J21 M62 and accessible via Metrolink.

Amesbury Town Band

March 20 • Players of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. We don't contest, so feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor