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Players needed and found!

St. Albans, Kippax, Freckleton, Flixton and Vale of Glamorgan have player and MD news.


St. Albans need a trom.

Following the recent departure of our Principal Trombone player — St Albans City Band (2nd Section) would welcome applications from interested players.
All enquiries to or tel: Richard Banks on 07836 215148

Kippax get a brace for the New Year

Kippax Band are pleased to announce the signing of Fiona Bell on 2nd Horn. This complements the recent addition for the National finals of Joel Dodswoth on Bass Trombone taking over from Keith Fairburn who completed 45 years playing service with the band.

Freckleton Band in search of new additions to the cornet section for the 2003.

The Freckleton Band are on the look out for some new faces. The Press Release from the band reads as follows:

Freckleton have with regret to announce that they will be losing their current Principal Cornet player DAVE BOOTH in the New Year, due to work commitments. Dave will be moving to Kent in January early Feb and will be a major loss to both the cornet section as well as the band. This comes only a few weeks after the band lost PETER DANIELS also from the front row line up of the bands cornet section. Peter like Dave has left the area due to work commitments and is currently working in TAUNTON in Somerset. Peter was also the band's Vice Chairman and he was a true bandsman and will be sadly missed.

We have to try and fill these vacant positions immediately as the band has a busy contest as well as concert schedule in the first part of 2003. The band will be competing in the very competitive Championship section in the North West area as well as being invited to compete in this year's grand Shield in May.


Flixton get one—and need some more

Flixton Band are delighted to announce the signing of Peter Lockett, who has
joined the band's Bass Section.

Peter, who is returning to banding after a break, is a highly respected musician, and has played with most of the country's top bands. He was during the early 1990's Musical Director at Flixton, and led the band from the 4th to the 1st section.

The signing of Peter is a further example of the ambition, and progress made within Flixton Band. Peter's son Andrew is also joining the band in the Percussion Section.
Flixton Band are still looking for an Eb/Bb bass player to complete their line up. (New instruments available.)

Anyone interested in this or any other position (including Musical Director),
should contact Band Manager — Mike Rowley Tel: 0161 437 6504; Mobile: 07930
932945 or e-mail:

Vale of Glamorgan get a new MD

The Vale of Glamorgan Brass band are please to announce the appointment of Mr Dave Short BA (Hons),as Musical Director and are looking forward to a successful and productive year ahead.

After a very successful playing career with Cory's, Sun Life & Carlton Main, David took up conducting in 1997 and has quickly made a name for himself in the South Wales area.
David has already set about strengthening the band, with players committed to getting the Band to the Area in March, however there are still vacancies to fill.

Any players wanting to be part of the exciting times ahead, and committed to getting the Vale of Glamorgan Band back to it's former glories, please contact the Musical Director on 01446 408741 or mobile 07770 951908 or by email on .

Bramwell Tovey

Tovey to take on principal role at BBC

November 22 • Bramwell Tovey is to become the new principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Black Friday deals at Ev-entz Music

November 22 • There are some amazing Black Friday deals to be snatched up at Ev-entz. But you will need to extra quick on the log in button...

Ryan Watkins

Watkins takes the helm at Slaithwaite

November 22 • Ryan Watkins has been appointed the new MD at Slaithwaite Band


Judges to showcase Area test piece contest aid

November 22 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators will present their annual Regional test piece workshop in January — and its free!

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.

Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.

Hitchin Band

November 21 • Due to a re-shuffle in our cornet section we are now looking for a REPIANO or FRONT ROW cornet player. We are a busy band currently at the top of the 1st section in the London and Southern Counties area. We rehearse Mon + Thurs - 7.45-9.45pm.

Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator