facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Following the Rainford star

Three wise women find their way to the Rainford bandroom...

Rainford

 

The Rainford Band has welcomed three new cornet players to their bandroom.

Returning

Rejoining the band from Haydock is Amy Hopkins. Amy is an ex pupil of Lynda Nicholson and has previously played flugel with the band.

Meanwhile, joining rom Old Hall Brass is Dawn Banks who has previously played for Pemberton Old and Wire Brass. Last but by no means least, they welcome Anna Mclean who joins on principal cornet from Trinity Girls.

They are all absolute fantastic players and I'm very excited about what the future holds for the bandMD, Neil Samuel

Fantastic players

Commenting on the new signings, MD Neil Samuel told 4BR: "To be able to welcome these three cornet players is fantastic! They are all absolute fantastic players and I'm very excited about what the future holds for the band."

The band would also thanked outgoing principal cornet player Jane Hogan who is moving to play 'bumper up' due to increasing work commitments, for all her devotion and commitment that she has given to the band over the past few years.



Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


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


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer