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Lofthouse gongs for Christmas

The Lofthouse Band awards have recently been presented in time for Christmas.

Lofthouse Awards

 

The Lofthouse Band organisation recently held their annual presentations with awards going to members of both their senior and B bands.

Fantastic progress

The ‘B’ Band ‘Most Improved Player’ was shared between horn player Emily Fawthrop and baritone player Emily Suggett (above), with MD Jayne Richardson telling 4BR that, "...both had made fantastic progress over the past year."

The senior band, ‘Most Improved Player’ award went to, went to 3rd cornet player Ruth Fawthrop in recognition of her outstanding progress over the past 12 months, whilst the euphonium and baritone section took the ‘Section of the Year’ award.

Double

James Austerfield was the deserved ‘Band Person of the Year’ for his outstanding commitment and also made it a personal ‘double’ by claiming the ‘Player’s Player of the Year’ award.



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September 17 • BD1 emulate their siblings to become National Champions with a clear cut Maori love story triumph under inspirational MD Lee Skipsey.


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September 16 • Mary Shelley may well be inspired by the title winning story of Newmains & District as they claimed the first Scottish Fourth Section title successes since 1973 under Mike Marzella.


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September 16 • A performance inspired by untimely loss as well as timely good fortune saw Boarshurst Silver claim the Second Section National title


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Friday 22 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. Reserved. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Severn Tunnel Band -

Friday 22 September • Caldicot Choir Hall NP26 5DD


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Wakefield Cathedral

Saturday 23 September • Westmorland St, Wakefield WF1 1PJ


Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 23 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002


East Anglian Brass Band Association - Fodens

Sunday 24 September • Hewett Academy, Norwich NR1 2PL


Chinnor Silver

September 20 • if you have heard the 2nd section area piece you will be desperate to play it.. If your a Bb BASS or 2nd TROMBONE we can help. You. We rehearse on Wednesdays and extras as needed. Good but realistic book of contests and concerts


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September 20 • Due to work pressures our MD has reluctantly had to resign from the band, so Walsall Brass Band are now looking for a suitable Musical Director.


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September 19 • Stannington Brass Band, Sheffield. 1st section. . . Ambitious and sociable band. MD Derek Renshaw.. . Due to our current player leaving for music college we now require a Solo EEb bass player


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher