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ISB Basses celebrate 10 years in the depths

ISB Big Boys celebrate a decade of blowing below the stave.


The celebrated bass section of the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army will be celebrating this January when they reach their 10th anniversary providing the foundations for the bands great performances.

The quartet is made up of Michael Calland from the Hendon Corps who has been with the ISB for some 16 years, Carl Woodman from Chatham Corps who reaches his 10th year this January, Martin Tiplady from Hendon who joined the ISB 13 years ago and Trevor Cafful, from Croydon Corps who also joined within two weeks of Martin 13 long years ago.

The fantastic foursome have been pumping out the low stuff as a team for a decade and are recognised in all banding circles as one of the best bass sections around, and one that could walk into any bandroom in the country and hold their own. No specific celebrations are to be held, but it is rumoured they may by asked to possibly take a bow at the bands next concert in recognition of their fine service and dedication to the Army. Well done lads!


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Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

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Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

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Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

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Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

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November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

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November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Paul Andrews

Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff