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More Xmas player prezzies wanted

Newstead, Foss Dyke and Enderby all would like a player prezzie from Santa.


Newstead Band require:

At the recent Blackpool & West Midlands BBA contests, Newstead Band were delighted to welcome back Dave Tooth on 'temporary principal trombone' covering the vacancy created by Georgina Carter's move 'down south' along with husband Graham (ex principal baritone, principal horn, front row, back row .... not bad in under two years with the band!) following employment relocations. However, the band are still looking to fill this position on a permanent basis and would be keen to hear from experienced players who would like to join this thriving and successful band under the baton of Duncan Beckley. We've had a reasonable contest run this year (4th at area, 2nd in Senior Cup, 1st places at Belvoir entertainments and WMBBA) , some good concerts and a tour to France lined up for April 2003 as well as a growing and successful junior section. Please contact band press officer Mike Allcock at

During the year the band have gone from strength to strength in the Championship Section with an amazing fourth place at the area, second place at the Senior Trophy, first at Belvoir Castle and now 1st and Leamington all from an unsponsered but hard working Band — none of which would have been possible without their enthusiastic and talented conductor Duncan Beckley
Do to work relocations the band are keen to sign a solo trombone player for the New Year — any application in confidence please to telephone Melanie Cooper 01773 748607 or 07970 490773
Melanie Cooper

Enderby Require:

Enderby Band are now looking to recruit in a number of key areas in order to ensure a full lineup of players for the New Year. With the recent announcement of Stephen Cooper as their MD (article: http:/­/­www.4barsrest.com/­news/­detail.asp?id=567), the band are keen to develop and grow over the forthcoming period. The Band is currently well placed within the Midlands 1st section and with a decent result at the Area
Championship in March could well find themselves in the promotion frame.

Current vacancies exist within the Trombone, Bass and Euphonium/Bari section, so if you are interested then please contact Trevor Hounsome on 07809051124 or email For further information
please visit our website at www.enderbyband.co.uk Your inquiries will be treated with confidence.

Enderby Band are a self-funding 1st section band based in Leicestershire (Midlands), located close to the junction 21a of the M1. They rehearse twice a week on Tuesday and Friday 7.45-9.45pm. The Enderby Band
Organisation is the umbrella title and has in excess of 100 musicians that help form the Training, Youth and Senior band.

Foss Dyke Require:

Foss Dyke Band 1St Section National Grading,based at Waddington Lincolnshire require urgently(for next years Areas) the following players

Soprano Cornet,
Solo Trombone

We are a friendly hardworking band and have been demoted to 1St.Section from 2003. We are working hard to re-establish our former status and would like to hear from any individual who can give their time and effort to this task. You will be welcomed with open arms. Walter Ritchie.BEM musical Director Foss Dyke. Tele 01522-823702 or 07721-433916

Brian Turner

Turner prize for Brighouse & Rastrick

March 23 • National Champion announces Vice Presidency link with celebrity chef and long time Brighouse fan Brian Turner CBE.


Ten grand reasons for celebration for A4 Brass Quartet

March 23 • The A4 Brass Quartet has claimed the £10,000 first prize at the acclaimed Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition.


Leonard retires after 25 years of innovative leadership

March 23 • Keith Leonard has announced his retirement as MD after 25 years of service with Derwent Brass.

Band Supplies

Great deals on offer from Band Supplies

March 23 • There are some brilliant ex-demo and second hand deals on at the moment from Band Supplies

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Leyland Band - Annual Patrons' Concert

Sunday 25 March • Chorley Town Hall PR7 1DP

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 23 • REPIANO CORNET are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. Also a 5th place at the yorkshire areas in the 1st section we are looking to build on this for the future.

Lindley Band

March 23 • TUTTI CORNET required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.

Lindley Band

March 23 • FIRST HORN required to join friendly team who enjoy a sensible balance of contests and high quality engagements under the direction of our new MD Rob Westacott. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings in our modern bandroom just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24.

James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor