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Onwards and upwards for City of Chester

From mixed emotions to bright future for City of Chester.

City of Chester

 

With the last carolling job of the year finished, the City of Chester Band has been able to look back on a 2013 that has seen mixed emotions.

Highs and lows

The band triumphed at the North West Area Fourth Section contest (above) to give long serving MD Philip Mottershead a wonderful send off, whilst they also enjoyed their appearance at the famous Whit Friday marches and outdoor concerts.

However, the band also lost the much respected band member Didier Chupeau.

Under the direction of Malcolm Peach the band is becoming acquainted with new musical horizons and it is an exciting time for everyone concerned with the organisationSpokesperson

Look forward

A spokesperson told 4BR: "It has been a year of highs and lows, but we now look forward to 2014 with promotion to the Third Section and a wonderful tour to Amboise to take part in the French Open in June.

Under the direction of Malcolm Peach the band is becoming acquainted with new musical horizons and it is an exciting time for everyone concerned with the organisation."



Grimethorpe

Kevin Crockford steps down from Grimethorpe

May 22 • Soprano star Kevin Crockford has announced that he has relinquished his role with the Yorkshire Band.


Albert Hall

Adjudication line-ups announced for London and Cheltenham

May 22 • The adjudication teams for the National Finals have been announced by Kapitol Promotions.


Andy WAREHAM

Wareham plays his cards right to claim Cory composer prize

May 21 • A work inspired by the dark mysteries of Tarot Card reading brings success for young composer Andy Wareham at the RWCMD /Cory Composition Competition.


Eikanger

Community celebrations continue for Eikanger

May 21 • Congratulations from the Prime Minister, local dignitaries and representatives from all parts of their local community continue to mark Eikanger's recent European title winning success.


Middleton Youth Band - Middleton Band & The Houghton Weavers

Saturday 27 May • St Michael's Church. Townley Street. Middleton. M24 1BT M24 1BT


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Bury St Edmunds Festival

Saturday 27 May • The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD


Hitchin Band - Hitchin Band at Abington Bandstand

Sunday 28 May • Abingdon Park Bandstand NN3 3HN


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 28 May • Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Dr, Kettering NN15 6PB


Derwent Brass - Derwent Brass Stage & Screen Concert

Saturday 3 June • Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NF


Shipston Town band

May 24 • We need Bb Cornets Tenor Trombone and a Bb Bass. We rehearse on Sundays 7 to 9 and Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30 in our own band room. We are graded Section 4 and located in South Warwickshire. Come along for a blow with our experienced conductor Howard Gibbs


Amesbury Town Band

May 23 • Players and beginners of any standard are always welcomed. We urgently need a few more solo cornets, Bb bass and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


York Railway Institute Band

May 21 • York RI Band (North of England Championship Section, MD Dr. David Lancaster), have immediate vacancies for Principal Cornet, Back Row Cornet and Flugel Horn players. Band members travel in from the West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.