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Friezeland celebrates first Stannard anniversary

A successful 12 months of partnership music making is being celebrated by Friezeland Band and their MD Max Stannard.

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  The musical partnership has been a successful one for the past year

The Friezland Band has recently its first anniversary of its musical partnership with conductor Max Stannard at the helm.

The Saddleworth band, which faced the possibility of folding before Max took up the role, has since enjoyed a successful 12 months under his baton, which has seen them able to compete on the Whit Friday circuit for the first time in a number of years, and treble in size from 8 to 24 players.

Take us forward

Friezland Chairman, David Barker told 4BR: "Straight away we realised that Max was the man to take us forward.

Over the last year his musical knowledge and encouraging and undemanding approach to rehearsals has created a great atmosphere across resulting in some of our best performances in years. It has also led to several players enthusiastically joining the band."

It's been fantastic to see the band develop over the past year. I would like to thank all of the players for their hard work and commitmentMax Stannard

Fantastic

Reflecting on his first 12 months himself, Max added: "It's been fantastic to see the band develop over the past year. I would like to thank all of the players for their hard work and commitment.

I'm very proud of the progress we have made and look forward to our future projects together."



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist