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Roy hangs up baton after 37 years

Roy Hesford has hung up his baton at Cadishead Public Band after 37 years at the helm.

 

Cadishead Public Band recently said goodbye to Musical Director Roy Hesford who retired this month after notching up 37 years at the helm.

Give it a year

Roy joined the band in 1974, at first stating that he would, ‘give it a year’ to see how it went. 37 years later, it seems to have gone very well indeed!

Roy started playing on trombone with the Irlam Band before moving to Cadishead as MD.

50 and 60 years

During his time with the band he celebrated both his 50 years and 60 years in brass banding and received recognition of each milestone from both the band and the North West Amateur Brass Band Association.

The band is indebted to Roy for all his valuable service and his work will live on in his arrangements and compositionsBand spokesperson, John Roach

Second to none

Band spokesperson John Roach, told 4BR: "Roy’s commitment was second to none, missing less than a handful of engagements and very few rehearsals in his 37 years of service. The band is indebted to Roy for all his valuable service and his work will live on in his arrangements and compositions. It is hoped a new MD will be appointed early in 2012."

Roy, and his wife Rita, were presented with a carriage clock and Waterford crystal photo frame, along with a recent photograph of all the band members and a special framed commemorative citation.



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Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: First Section

February 25 • Results from the First Section in Blackpool.


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February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


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Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

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


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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Sunday 4 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: Scottish Championships

Saturday 10 March • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, . PH1 5HZ


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.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)