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New recruits at Chalgrove

There are new recruits from far and wide for Chalgrove.



Following the recent appointment of Terry Brotherhood as Musical Director, Chalgrove Band (Oxfordshire) continues to make progress with the arrival of a number of new players.


The band welcomes Amy Ross on cornet, Christoph Zurcher on solo cornet, Caroline Murray on 2nd horn and Morgan Hollis on bass trombone and Eb bass.

Further announcements on recruitment are promised for the near future prior to the band starting preperations for the Third Section London & Southern Counties Area contest in March.

I'm delighted that all new players have accepted the opportunity to play with Chalgrove and I am confident they can help bring us success over the next few yearsChairman, Graham Ruecroft


Band Chairman Graham Ruecroft, told 4BR: "All the players bring with them plenty of experience having played in the 2nd Section or higher, or the Swiss 2nd Section. I'm delighted that all new players have accepted the opportunity to play with Chalgrove and I am confident they can help bring us success over the next 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.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

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


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.


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.

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist