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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

Flowers Cheer

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Championship Section

January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Youth Section & Junior Ensemble

January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

Eccles Borough — Butlins 2108

Results: 2018 Butlins Mineworkers Championships: Sections 1-4

January 13 • Butlins titles and big money payouts for Eccles Borough, Haydock, Hoover Bolton and Stamford Brass as the 2018 contesting year gets underway in Skegness.

Yamaha Neo

Yamaha launch new Neo and Custom euphonium

January 13 • The Butlins Mineworkers Festival heralds the UK launch of the brand new Neo and Custom euphonium from Yamaha.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Corsham Band

January 16 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Marshfield Band

January 15 • CONDUCTOR WANTED: We are a 4th section standard non-contesting band from the village of Marshfield near Chippenham. We perform at a variety of events in the region throughout the year and are seeking a new committed local conductor to lead us.

Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Solo Trombone player for regional competition and beyond.

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist