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New parking spaces filled at Drybrook

AW Parker (Drybrook) welcome some new faces to fill spaces in time for the 2014 contesting season to come.



The A.W. Parker (Drybrook) Band has announced a brace of new signings leading into the 2014 contesting season.


Nigel Galliot joins on Eb tuba following successful spells with Lydbrook and more recently, Cheltenham Silver, whilst his wife Debbie joins on 1st horn.

Internal moves see Eb bass player David Harding moving to share the 2nd horn seat with his wife Lesley, whilst former 1st horn player Leanna Bollen has made the transition to 2nd baritone in a position she will share with Doug Sumner.

Former Tredegar principal cornet player Steve Ruck comes in on flugel horn with Carol Kear moving onto the front row cornet bench.

It’s a very exciting time to leading AW Parker (Drybrook) and I’m personally really looking forward to 2014 and beyondMD, Joshua Ruck


Musical Director, Joshua Ruck told 4BR: "I’m delighted to welcome Nigel and Debbie to the band. They have settled in very quickly as have all the other players who have embraced their new roles.

I would also like to thank all the members who have made moves to accommodate the personnel changes and for their dedication and continued commitment to the band."

He added: "It’s a very exciting time to leading AW Parker (Drybrook) and I’m personally really looking forward to 2014 and beyond."

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 - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

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

Knaresborough Silver Band

March 19 • Knaresborough Silver Band are looking for percussion players to join them following their recent success in the Areas 3rd section gaining our 3rd Cheltenham invitation in the last 4 years. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm.

East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band

March 19 • The EYMS Band has an immediate vacancy for a first class Solo Euphonium Or Solo Baritone. With The Grand Shield on the horizon and a sensible concert schedule we are looking for a talented individual to join this experienced section.

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor