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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 .

French Flag

French contenders ready for National challenge

February 21 • Thirteen bands will battle for French National titles in Nantes this weekend.


Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21 • Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...

Black Dyke uniform

History shows that Black Dyke bottled it...

February 21 • A fantastic replica uniform from the earliest days of the Black Dyke Band has come up with a colourful surprise thanks to Centre Stage Uniforms and some historical research...


Scots look for march to mark 60th anniversary of NYBBS

February 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is offering a grand first prize for the young composer who can mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland with a cracking march...

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • 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.

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist