facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Bodmin mourn loss of bandsman

Mike Pickett, one of the most popular bandsmen in the West of England banding scene has passed away.

 

The Bodmin Band has announced with great sadness the passing of Michael Pickett, aged 58, on 4th January 2007.

Mike started playing when he was 8 years of age with Egham Band, who were in the Third Section at the time, becoming principal cornet at the age of 15. He joined Guildford Band on soprano when he was 17 under the conductorship of Frank Renton before moving to Birkenhead by joining Cammell Laird band on soprano. He joined Bodmin Town Band in 1970 on solo horn under the conductorship of John Berryman.

Mike played at all the major competitions in England except the British Open, and played on the Royal Albert Hall stage 9 times in his long career.

Mike will be dearly missed by Bodmin Town Band, and details of the funeral will be announced on their website shortly at www.bodmintownband.com



Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Results: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Blackpool

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Third Section

February 25 • Eccleston takes the North West Third Section honours


Mead

Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator