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Ashworth off to Aberdeen

Conductor David Ashworth will be making regular trips north over the coming months — a long way north too...



Busy MD Dave Ashworth will be making regular trips over Hadrian's Wall in coming months as he starts to work with Granite City Brass in Aberdeen.

Warm welcome

Dave met up with the band a couple of weeks ago, where he was afforded a warm welcome. "I went up to Aberdeen and had a most enjoyable weekend meeting the band. I was very warmly welcomed by the Chairman, Mike Chapman and the bands committee along with several band members."

They are a group of very friendly people and I'm looking forward to working with them in February. It's a 750 mile round trip but hopfully it will be worth itDavid Ashworth


Dave added: "They are a group of very friendly people and I'm looking forward to working with them in February. It's a 750 mile round trip but hopfully it will be worth it.

"I think I'm going to be very busy what with Boarshurst Silver Band (Greenfield) in the Third Section at Blackpool on the 1st March and with Granite City Brass in the Second Section at Dundee on the 21st, but I'm looking forward to both contests despite the travel."

Hardaw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries

February 18 • One of the most famous open air brass band contests in the world is open for entries.

Brass quartet

Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18 • There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 18 • More great music with a taste of Cornwall from Philip Hunt


Report & Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

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

Elland Silver Band -

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

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator